Finally, the method of nonviolence is based on the conviction that the universe is on the side of justice. It is this deep faith in the future that causes the nonviolent resister to accept suffering without retaliation. He knows that in his struggle for justice he has cosmic companionship. This belief that God is on the side of truth and justice comes down to us from the long tradition of our Christian faith. There is something at the very center of our faith which reminds us that Good Friday may reign for a day, but ultimately it must give way to the triumphant beat of the Easter drums. Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but one day that same Christ will rise up and split history into A.D. and B.C., so that even the life of Caesar must be dated by his name. So in Montgomery we can walk and never get weary, because we know that there will be a great camp meeting in the promised land of freedom and justice.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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~ by justinhong on February 19, 2008.

2 Responses to “”

  1. i really like MLK’s writing.

  2. amen. i think people often forget how strongly mlk advocated for nonviolence. the myth of redemptive violence is only for those without imagination.have you read any of walter wink’s books? or john howard yoder?

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