There is nothing wrong with a traffic law which says you have to stop for a red light. But when a fire is raging, the fire truck goes through that red light, and normal traffic had better get out of its way. Or when a man is bleeding to death, the ambulance goes through those red lights at top speed. There is a fire raging.....for the poor of this society. Disinherited people from all over the world are bleeding to death from deep social and economic wounds. They need brigades of ambulance drivers who WILL HAVE to ignore the red lights of the present system until the emergency is solved.
- Dr. Martin Luther King
(It's what we're called to do, folks.)
Taken from The Irresistable Revolution by Shane Claiborne