January 15, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – As our national sense of decency is assaulted by coarse and disrespectful public discourse, and our sense of unity fractured by words and actions that sow hatred and division, these words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speak to us with fresh urgency today:
Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to [hu]mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies. This call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one's tribe, race, class, and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing and unconditional love for all [hu]mankind. [April 4, 1967, Riverside Church]
Dr. King’s call to love is at the heart of our Christian faith. It is, as he notes, “the force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life.”
As we honor today the memory of one of our nation’s most prophetic national leaders, we Adrian Dominican Sisters call on ourselves and all people of faith and goodwill to strive to live that all-embracing love.
So proud of my Adrian Sisters and their call to action on this and every other critical issue affecting our society today. Stay strong and peak out boldly!
Thank you to the Adrian Dominican Leadership, for this profound statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's legacy. This is particularly profound: "Dr. King’s call to love is at the heart of our Christian faith. It is, as he notes, “the force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life.” Just perfect.
"We must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character." MLK"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.." MLK "I still believe we will get there. We will redeem the soul of America and in doing so we will inspire people around the world to stand up and speak out." John Lewis