Thursday, October 11, 2007

Compassion and structure

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sermon at Riverside Church for Clergy and Laity Concerned
New York City
April 1967



Steve Puckett said...

Convicting quote!

Have you seen Paul Louis Metzger's book, Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church?

I just received a preview copy from Eerdman's and it looks very good.


Waymon R. Hinson, Ph.D. said...


Take a look at Dyson's "'I May Not Get There With You': The True Martin Luther King, Jr."

It's a convicting read by an ordained Baptist minister and professor at DePaul.


Karen Shafer said...

This is an extremely powerful quote. I'm going to frame it and put it on my wall.

hamiam said...

How awesome that the words that sum up the convictions of my heart (and thus, path of my education and career) were spoken by such a man as MLK Jr.

Thanks for sharing.