Why You Should Read This ‘Letter From Quarantine’ Every Year

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Charisma Archive

Few people would argue that race has become a major issue in our country, only adding to the tension during this time of quarantine and lockdown because of the COVID-19 virus. But Keith Daniel, a founding member of the ministry Zoweh, has a suggestion for us all.

Daniel tells host Michael Thompson in this episode of the Exploring More podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network that he recommends people “make it a regular practice to read one of the most powerfully written documents in the American landscape.”

Daniel is referring to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail. “It speaks to this present moment, and the person today who I feel is picking up [God’s] voice is picking up of that same spirit that Dr. King wrote that letter in,” he says.

Daniel has committed himself “as a regular practice to allow that document to be a regular reflection point,” he says. “Now for those who don’t know, Dr. King wrote that letter in response to white clergy who had written him to essentially say, ‘Why are you provoking and protesting instead of letting the courts deal with it?”

Daniel says Dr. King was in prison, in isolation, so he was “basically quarantined. He’s in jail, he actually offers a response, which he normally did not do in that kind of way. And that statement was so profound, and I asked myself to this day, I wonder if any of those white clergymen … now participated in the movement and walked in the marches as a result of what he said.”

To hear more of this discussion in the In Living Color series on the Exploring More podcast, listen to the entire podcast here. {eoa}

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