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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Recalling the Words of a Modern Day Prophet

"If you want to be important - wonderful. If you want to be recognized - wonderful. If you want to be great - wonderful.

But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness. And this morning, the thing that I like about it: by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant."

Excerpt from a sermon by Rev Martin Luther King; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, February 4, 1968

In this universe, in this world, in any nation, in our nation, in your state, in your county/parish, in your town, in your church, in your community, in your subdivision, in your immediate neighborhood, in home, in your family, in your relationships - you can serve. There is need aplenty, there are experts in love without GEDs. Heed the Prophets, heed Christ: go forth and serve!!


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