Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A true revolution of values

MCCM National Reference Committee member Rev Dev Arandarajan from the VIC/TAS Intercultural Unit, shares his take on Martin Luther King’s speech about the road to Jericho:

A true revolution of values

 “A true revolution of values
will soon cause us to question
the fairness and justice of
many of our past and present policies
and the culture of our Church.
Playing the Good Samaritan may be
an initial act but is inadequate.
One day we must come to see
the whole Jericho road must be transformed
so that people of other cultures
will not be constantly ignored
or made to feel they are not valued.
True compassion is more than being nice;
it is not haphazard and superficial.
Compassion sees that an edifice
that produces us and them needs restructuring.
A true revolution of values will soon look
uneasily on the glaring presence of
cultural insensitivity and inequality.” 

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