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)

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1 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!

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