On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Mchael Beschloss, on twitter, posted a picture of King’s open suitcase in his hotel room from after King died.
In the suitcase was a copy of King’s collected sermons titled Strength to Love. From that book and King’s sermons comes this quote:
“The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”
A fitting quote as we see religious leaders saddling up to candidates who make a mockery of Christianity. It is even more a fitting quote when we see churches and politicians using each other to give license to a secular world.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) April 4, 2016