January 17. 2011
I’d like to offer you a reprieve from the constant bombardment of self-indulgent marketing schemes that lull us. Awards are nice. Seeing people dressed in expensive clothes on a red carpet is fun. Hearing a comedian belittle actors is entertaining. But I don’t want to consume your time with some unnecessary drivel about how exaggerated the media is being on Ricky Gervais for the comedy he dished out to the Hollywood elite on Sunday night at the Golden Globes.
I’d like to do something else.
In honour of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the next 10 minutes I’m going to invite you to listen to an excerpt of a message he once preached. (I highly recommend listening to the entire sermon) His words still carry weight and urgency. We are still steeped in a culture full of Drum Majors. I admit that I’m one of them. You might be one too. But, it’s not too late to direct our instinct towards good on a daily basis.
Here are his words.
May we be moved towards being first in love, moral excellence and generosity.