Jan. 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

martin-luther-king-jr1Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.

A Time to Break the Silence
April 4, 1967

7 thoughts on “Jan. 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

    • I thought it appropriate, given the week we just had around here. I almost used this one: “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ”

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  1. I just loved this. It is so much easier to sit and speak with like-minded individuals, but what’s needed is to sit and speak to those with whom we don’t see eye to eye. That is the true test of humanity and compassion.

    With blessings,

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    • I agree with that. I don’t do very much of it on the Internet, though. Rarely do I post about social issues on a blog or talk about it on Facebook. But I do tweet some links for other people who are doing that on a regular basis. And I do write. about some inequality from time to time.

      Thanks so much for your comment.

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      • I don’t either. I mean…if I’m engaged by someone, I might, but I like to have such conversations in person, if at all possible. I do talk about social issues on my blog though, but I was very hesitant to do so at first. I guess life pushes you in directions and upon paths you’d never imagine. For me, they’ve opened me up and I’m truly thankful for that. Really pleased to meet you, Gene. With blessings and happy to comment, Dani

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