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.
If the church does not participate actively in the struggle for peace
and for economic and racial justice, it will forfeit the loyalty of
millions and cause men everywhere to say that it has atrophied its will.
But if the church will free itself from the shackles of a deadening
status quo, and, recovering its great historic mission, will speak and
act fearlessly and insistently in terms of justice and peace, it will
enkindle the imagination of mankind and fire the souls of men, imbuing
them with a glowing and ardent love for truth, justice, and peace. Men
far and near will know the church as a great fellowship of love that
provides light and bread for lonely travelers at midnight.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Source: A Knock at Midnight (11 June 1967)
February 5 is our Annual Souper Bowl Event!! Volunteers are needed to make soups, chowders, chili or stew to sell at this event! This is your opportunity to win the prestigious "GOLDEN LADLE" award! Please contact Kathy Johnson @ 78-578-8148 or email her at Kathybellrock@gmail.com if you are able to contribute a soup. We would also love bread contributions to serve with the soup!
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