What you will not hear at the MLK rally…MLK..
I’ve already heard some politician speaking about blaming everyone one else… black unemployment, racism, low economic growth… Huh? There has been a black President for years??
Where is the inspiration?? I think Dr. King would give a speech today similar to his “Dimensions of a Complete Life” sermon (also known as the “Street Sweeper”) he gave in 1967. It’s remarkable. It’s uplifting. It’s inspirational. It’s breathtaking.
Give it a listen here.. well worth listening to it all. It’s only 3 minutes.
And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.
If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.