In Memorium – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Today in the United States is the National Holiday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, (which falls every year on the first Monday after his birthday, January 15, 1929). I do not have the words to do justice to his life and work, and so I will quote only two paragraphs that may help explain why he is one of my heroes.

“The gospel at its best deals with the whole man, not only his soul but his body, not only his spiritual well-being, but his material well being. Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial. “Pilgrimage to Non-Violence, 1960

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 1964.

God bless his soul and memory, and may we as a nation learn from his example. Amen!

Ya Haqq!

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3 Responses to In Memorium – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. pbsweeney says:

    Great quotes – really love them. :)

  2. HashimHafsa says:

    Between God and Man the only mediator is deeds. God has filled this world with examples of His puzzling HIKMAT.

  3. Sei ermutigt says:

    May God Triune continue to abundantly and graciously bless your life Irving.

    Yes, we reject revenge and retaliation because vengeance belongs to God!

    HashimHafsa, the Holy Bible teaches that between God and man the only mediator is Jesus Christ.

    It teaches that we ought to put our faith in His sinless deeds for salvation, instead of our own impure, sinful deeds which are unacceptable in God’s sight.

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