January 17, 2011 — Here’s a letter worth reading…it’s from Birmingham jail

Yes, this is a holiday set aside to honor the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  Last week I had the opportunity to read afresh his letter written when he sat in the Birmingham jail.  Imagine, if you will, what it felt like for Dr. King to linger there, under arrest.  Was he discouraged by that apparent overwhelming authority that shouted with its every action that he and his cause would not prevail?  If he was, still he didn’t give up or give in.  We need his courage, his conviction.  Wherever there is injustice…let there be truth telling.

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