Friday, August 5, 2011

Andrew Young on MLK, Jr

Most people today see Martin Luther King, Jr. as the prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.  They forget that he was a Christian, a pastor, and a deep thinker.  Although he struggled to live the holy life God calls a man of God to live, he created a movement rooted in Christian faith and principle.

His sermons, articles, and prayers are truly inspirational.  Here is a quote I had not seen before.

Andrew Young says that Martin (his mentor) would often say:  Everybody's going to die.  And nobody can decide when they die, or how they die.  The only choice you have is what you die for.  And you have to begin living for what you going to die for, because it is so easy to die for nothing.

Now those are some words to reflect on!

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