from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
the days of Jesus it came to be known as the Bloody
Pass. You know it's possible that the priest and
the Levite looked over that man on the ground and
wondered if the robbers were still around, or if
it's possible that they felt the man on the ground
was merely faking, and he was acting like he had
been robbed and hurt in order to seize them there,
to lure them there for quick and easy seizure.
first question that the Levite asked, 'If I stop
to help this man, What will happen to me?' But then
the Good Samaritan came by, and he reversed the
question, 'If I do not stop to help this man, What
will happen to him?' That's the question before
question is not, 'If I stop to help this man in
need, what will happen to me?' The question is,
If I do not stop to help ... , what will happen
... ?' That's the question!
Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness.
Let us stand with a greater determination. And let
us move on in these powerful days, theses days of
challenge, to make America what it ought to be.
We have an opportunity to make America a better
question will you ask?