“Some of the most crucial periods in history have been those periods when we loved God with our hearts and souls and failed to love him with our minds.”

A second task facing Christian leaders is that of being intelligent. By intelligence, I mean the ability to keep abreast with the problems of a changing culture. This demand for intelligence is somewhat inevitable, for how can we interpret the situation in the community without a knowledge of them. It is the job of every leader to keep up with the changing trends through intellectual discipline I realize that there are many who would agree that the Christian leader only has the job of being sincere and pious, but sincerity and piety are not enough, as important as they are. We must remember that the same Jesus that said love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and soul also said love God with all thy mind. Some of the most crucial periods in history have been those periods when we loved God with our hearts and souls and failed to love him with our minds. — MLK, “The Task of Christian Leadership Training for Education in the Local Community,” 1955

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