Stirring the Mind into Thought

“Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

Often I think too many of us are focused on what makes us different instead of seeing what makes us the same within all those differences and how we are all connected; everything we do as individual affects everything in the world directly and indirectly. So for my next few posts I will be focusing on this…

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