Martin Luther King Jr.

True compassion is more than flinging a coin at a beggar

True compassion is more than flinging a coin at a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Strength to Love
By Martin Luther King Jr

All life is interrelated

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

All life is interrelated

All this is simply to say that all life is interrelated. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality; tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. As long as there is poverty in this world, no one can be totally rich even with a billion dollars. As long as diseases are rampant and millions of people cannot expect to live more than twenty or thirty years, no one can be totally healthy, even with a clean bill of health from the finest clinic in America. Strangely enough, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way the world is made.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr., thanks to Liz Stewart
Strength to Love
By Martin Luther King Jr

Loving the person who does the evil deed

Agape is the love of God operating in the human heart. When we rise to love on the Agape level, we rise to the position of loving the person who does the evil deed, while hating the deed the person does.

~ from A TESTAMENT OF HOPE by Martin Luther King Jr.
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