Monday, April 25, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
"Mainstream culture appeals to King's accent on love, as if it can be separated from justice....For King, justice defines love. It can't be separated. They are intricately locked together. This is why he talked about agape love and not sentimental love. For King, love was militant. He saw direct action and civil disobedience in the face of injustice as a political expression of love because it was healing the society. It exposed its wounds and its hurt. This accent on justice for the poor is what mainstream society wants to separate from King's understanding of love. But for King justice and love belong together."