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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - A Christmas Sermon on Peace Summary & Analysis

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In a Christmas sermon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded his parishioners that there was still a hope for "'Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men'" (p. 253). Peace comes from the knowledge that people are interdependent across the world. To have a just and real power on earth, all men everywhere must change their attitudes about the process to reach an outcome. Violent acts never create peaceful results. With peace as the goal, peaceful processes are necessary. To fully appreciate peace, one must affirm the sanctity of life. Each person on earth is a child of God and has the right to expect respect.

Dr. King explained that the burden of hatred is too great for anyone to bear. Through love of others as humans and peaceful protest, he asserted that walls of hatred, violence and...

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