Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Read this last night
In a book of reflections on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is a love not simply for friends, but also for enemies. It is a love that burns not only in the fire of familiar intimacy, but burns equally bright in the hot coals of enmity and rejection.

This is no mere human love. This is God's love made recklessly abundant in the human heart. . . . That we know little of such a love is a sad comment on the spiritual emptiness of our present world . . . Only a deeper conformity to the Christ who forgave those who crucified Him can spawn such a love into such cold hearts as ours.


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