I never knew Bill Coffin. But I've decided to share some excerpts from a powerful piece delivered at his funeral by a man who has fundamentally changed the way I think about life and death and the world and the afterlife.
A friend of mine sent it to me.
I was moved.
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Remembering Bill Coffin
... Like Martin Luther King, Bill Coffin also knew the heart of power is hard; knew it arranged the rules for its own advantage, knew that before justice could roll down like water and righteousness like a flowing river, the dam of oppression, deception and corruption had first to be broken, cracked open by the moral power of people aroused to demand that the right thing be done.