January 16, 2006

"Martin Luther King died daily..."

Martin Luther King died daily, as St. Paul said. He faced death daily and said a number of times that he knew he would be killed for the faith that was in him. The faith that men could live together as brothers. The faith in the Gospel teaching of nonviolence. The faith that man is capable of change, of growth, of growing in love.

- Dorothy Day, on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr's assassination.

(Via Fr. Jim Tucker at Dappled Things).