“…we must attempt to change society so that the soul will have a chance.”

Somehow we must come to see that Christianity is a two-way road. On the one hand, we must attempt to change men’s souls so that society will be changed, On the other hand, we must attempt to change society so that the soul will have a chance. How can we be concerned with the souls of men and not be concerned with the conditions that damn their souls. How can we be concerned with men being true and honest and not concerned with the economic conditions that made them dishonest and the social conditions that make them untrue Too often do we become so absorbed in a future good “over yonder” that we forget the present reality over here. — MLK, “The Task of Christian Leadership Training for Education in the Local Community,” 1955

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