Random thoughts and views of Tim Young

Happy MLK Day!

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Though far from perfect, he is truly a hero of the civil rights movement, and for the rights of the oppressed.  He was a man who sought to destroy social injustice.

But more basically, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their “thus saith the Lord” far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town.

(King – “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”)

Indeed.  Let us not forget his legacy, or the general call of all Christians to advance the gospel, and to have a heart for the oppressed.


Written by Tim

January 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm

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