Dr. Barry Black set an inspirational and optimistic tone in his address (read ‘sermon’) this morning at the 24th Annual Pappy Kennedy Prayer Breakfast in Orlando on Martin Luther King Day.
His text was Matthew 5, “You are the salt of the earth…” He reminded us that Dr. King stressed that we are here to help others and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Quoting the prophet, Micah, who he called the prophet of social justice, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV) then quoting Dr. King, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” He finished by saying those of us who live in the way of Jesus are called to be optimists because we believe the God of the universe will one day make everyone right. Dr. King said, I have a dream…” not, I have a nightmare! Now go, and as you go, serve others leaving the world better than you found it.
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