Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid.

from Martin Luther King, Jr – Letter From Birmingham Jail on Rap Genius

Meaning

Neopolis, Greece — the modern day city is known as Kavala. This is where Paul landed he first came to Macedonia.

On his second and third missionary journeys, Paul traveled in Macedonia to spread the gospel. Apparently, he expelled a demon from a girl who was clairvoyant. For this he was jailed, but he was freed by an earthquake. He was later jailed, beaten, and taken to Rome, where he was imprisoned and died.

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