Martin Luther King in his ‘volume of sermons’, expresses the need to have a synthesis of opposites in our life. In the chapter titled ‘A Tough mind and Tender Heart’, he says how Jesus preached his disciples to be, as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove. Through these words King asks his followers, to develop a tough mind and a tender heart. He says a man should have a tough mind, which would discern truth from false, and cleanse itself from prejudices and superstitions.
He adds how soft-minded people are prone ...