Greatness and Service

Forty years ago today, Martin Luther King was killed. A great man, he made a huge impression on me as a boy. And the next day, I became a Christian—I’ll say more tomorrow. This was a ‘coincidence’—providence, surely!—but it’s the way it happened.

Go here and just listen to King’s words on greatness and service. (And listen to the people responding with their Amens!) It’s the best commentary I know of on Jesus’ words in Mark 10.42-45 (“You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’”).

EVERYBODY CAN BE GREAT, BECAUSE EVERYBODY CAN SERVE. Amen!

And be inspired again by the “I have a dream” speech.

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