Rev. Martin Luther King on Compassion and Social Engagement

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial.  It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” -Rev. Martin Luther King (from his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech delivered April 4th, 1967)

One thought on “Rev. Martin Luther King on Compassion and Social Engagement”

  1. How do we come to see this need (for restructuring – of every edifice that produces beggars)?

    Especially since we self-construct an edifice that makes beggars of each of us?

    Great teaching from Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you for posting it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s