Saturday, March 7, 2015


Today our nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. 50 years seems so long ago, but in retrospect it is still freshly painted on the hearts and minds of those who fought for us to be treated as full fledged citizens in contrast to a portion of what the Constitution deemed African-Americans. As we progress forward, it is my fervent prayer that we redeem ourselves and the upcoming generations by renewing our covenant with God, our households and communities in terms of walking in our integrity and being fully involved in our homes. I often try to calculate the depth of pain and embarrassment our elders endured and suffered for us to just be counted as present in a nation that didn't desire to recognize our presence. I find it absolutely amazing to fathom that the same omnipotent God the elders, leaders, and protestors called on is the same God who answers us-isn't that beautiful?! We owe it to them and to ourselves to march on daily in our personal journey of greatness. I leave you with the words of the leader of the movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Everybody can be great...because anybody 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.” 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I too love that quote of Dr. King. It gives perspective and refocus. In all endeavors pursued service should be the center of all you do. #serve