25 Traits of The Beloved Community
December 29, 2021
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s beloved community exhibits agape love, which, as the love of God operating in the human heart, seeks to “preserve and create community.” . . . Some Christians might view the beloved community as a euphemism for the Kin-dom of God. In this way, people interpret the beloved community as something that is achieved in the future, but Dr. King’s words were for the present age, both national and global. For him, the human community meeting the basic needs of every person becomes beloved.
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