Monday, January 20, 2014

Quote of the Day (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on God ‘On the Side of Truth and Justice’)

“Those of us who call the name of Jesus Christ find something in the center of our faith which forever reminds us that God is on the side of truth and justice. Good Friday may occupy the throne for a day, but ultimately it must give way to the triumph of Easter. Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but that same Christ arose and split history into A.D. and B.C., so that even the life of Caesar must be dated by his name. Yes, ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.’ There is something in the universe which justifies William Cullen Bryant in saying, ‘Truth crushed to earth will rise again.’”— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Out of the Long Night of Segregation,” Missions: An International Baptist Magazine, February 8, 1958

(The image accompanying this post shows Dr. King receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in December 1964.)

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