Acknowledging the perfect joy of suffering in Christ, but having a little fun along the way.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am where I am today, partly due to the Rev. Dr. King. As a freshman in college, I read his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and it was an epiphany. I remember that today.
How does one determine when a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.