Thursday, January 22, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saying Yes to a Life of Serving Others

On this profound and historic week, we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and saw some of his dream for our country realized in the inauguration of the first African-American U.S. President, Barack Obama.

I'll let King's words speak for themselves. In his famous sermon, "The Drum Major Instinct," he calls all of us not to take the first position in the parade, where the drum major can be found. Instead he calls us to the life of service to which Jesus directed us:
Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. . . . you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.

Do I hear an Amen?


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Steve said...

I agree; everyone can be great because anyone can serve. Serving doesn't come down to how much or what you give, it comes down to your attitude. Most Americans are unable to donate a million dollars to a charity but what they are able to do is have a loving heart. We are accountable for what we are capable. Opportunities arise everyday for us to serve, whether big or small. When one puts another before himself, one is serving. I like the blogs, Greg. I just began reading them and I have two things to say: thank you and keep them coming! God bless you!

josher said...

amen Greg!