Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, everyone. Whether you are lucky enough to have the day off or it’s just another Monday for you at the office, I hope you will take a few minutes to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy.
In addition, I also think some of you will really love this inspiring sermon written by our good friend Rev. Deb Avery of 1st Presbyterian Church of Oakland, CA. I’m posting an excerpt below, but you can read the whole thing by clicking the link I’m adding at the bottom.
What would our world be like if we consistently and continually focused on the needs of the least of these in this world and then actually to mobilized ALL our resources to do something about it? Too big? Bring it to the micro: think about someone in your neighborhood. Still too much? What about someone in your immediate circle of acquaintances? How would your life change, the lives of your family members change if you made that neighbor the center of your concern? Instead of spending our time and energy figuring out just how to meet the MINIMUM standards, we need to recognize that there are people who need our extremist actions NOW. And at the end of the day, God is paying attention, waiting to see what we actually DO.
To read the rest of this sermon, visit: http://improvisewip.wordpress.com/heating-up-the-lukewarm-church/
Have a great week, everyone!