Energies of Now: The Power of Soul Force

Sophia's Children

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” (The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., August 1963, Washington, D.C.)

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also said,In the long-run of history destructive means cannot bring about constructive ends. So, since we are working toward a just society in this movement, we should use just methods to get there.” (1966 Ware Lecture)

One of these “just means” was Soul Force,The power of a person’s love and humanity to awaken other people’s consciences” (1), based on the value…

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