Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Leader, Dies At 89

Too often the word great is used to describe people. In the case of Dr. Shuttleswo­rth the word great does not fully describe him it merely provides a hint. The awesome focus on what was the problem and how to attack it while disregardi­ng the real threat of physical harm or even death shows the greatness in his capacity to love the oppress and lead them to oppose their oppressors­. He could have just saved himself. He chose not to but to fight for others. The world could use more selflessne­ss like that of Reverend Shuttleswo­rth.

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (KJV)

Dr. Fred Shuttleswo­rth repeatedly laid down his life for others. He was indeed­d then some.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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