Don’t let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, “You’re too arrogant! And if you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I’ll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn’t even know my name…”

~ Martin Luther King Jr. warning of the dangers that self-righteousness poses to the welfare of the nation in his Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967.

More MLK goodness:
Ten OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said
Letter from a Birmingham Jail

 

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