I’ve been struggling to write a post on “What Would MLK Do?” Now I don’t have to. Charles Johnson has written The King We Need: Martin Luther King Jr., Moral Philosopher,. He is a student of Dr. King’s life, writings, legacy and has written several books, including at least one novel, on MLK. A thoughtful post by a very good writer.
“What would MLK Do?” in brief:
Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus
Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation-not victory.
Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.
Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.
Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.
Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.
Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.
Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.
Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.