I Wish We Had Listened

Although I was not alive in 1963 when this letter was published, I came across this quote from “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” written by Martin Luther King, Jr. and I wish we (the church) had listened and it begs the question, are we listening now?

“If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century. Every day I meet young people whose disappointment with the church has turned into outright disgust.”

May God have mercy on our souls.

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