Martin Luther King Jr. and Romans 12

20 May

To our most bitter opponents we say: “Throw us in jail and we will still love you. Bomb our houses and threaten our children and we will still love you. Beat us and leave us half dead, and we will still love you. But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer.

One day we shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The American Dream”

Romans 12
17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d]says the Lord. 20On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e] 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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One Response to “Martin Luther King Jr. and Romans 12”

  1. Sarah May 20, 2008 at 9:55 pm #

    I needed to hear that today!

    Oh, and do you need anything for your apartment? Seriosuly, if you do, stop by our yard sale!

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