Monday, January 19, 2009

A Reminder for Martin Luther King Day

I found this quotation over at Wounded Bird:

The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.

Martin Luther King, Jr., "Strength to Love", 1963

I can't add anything to that, except to urge all of us to take it to heart.