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Bishop Blake Shares the Biblical Principles of Money

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake shares the biblical principles surrounding money, and God’s requirement that we be good stewards of our time, money and resources.

“I have a very unusual sermon for you today,” Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. began, regarding his November 22, 2015 sermon. The sermon was rooted in Luke 16, The Parable of the Unjust Steward, where a worker had been accused of wasting the goods of the wealthy man he worked for.

“John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church, spoke from this text and said, ‘Gain all you can, save all you can, give all you can.’” Bishop Blake used these three points as the outline of the sermon. “Today,” said Bishop, “I’m going to talk about money.”

The entire sermon and more are available HERE, at West Angeles Gospel On Demand. Highlights from this sermon follow:

“Money is a medium of exchange; it’s a standard of value. Paper money itself has no value except the value we attribute to it.”

“There is a vast world of values that cannot be described in terms of dollars and cents, values like friendship, health, emotional well-being, knowing God, having salvation.”

“Our entrance into heaven is affected by our attitude toward money while we’re on the earth.”

“Wicked people are more shrewd when dealing with their own kind than are righteous people.”

“The Lord was talking about spiritual principles, that we should use our time, our energy, our strength, our resources, to bless God’s work and to bless God. So that when we’re going to eternity, God will be our friend and look well upon us.”

“Knowing God has tremendously high value” – Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake

“Jesus said, ‘Make friends with money, because with our correct use of it, and by our right attitude toward it, we’ll be welcomed into heaven when you leave this earth.”

“If Jesus talked about money, then I suppose I can give one sermon the title of money…Don’t be afraid. This is not a hold-up!”

“His teachings and His parables are filled worth references toward money, toward stewardship, and the proper conduct of our financial affairs.”

“The Bible does not say that money is the root of all evil. In 1 Timothy 6:10, it says that the love of money is the root of all evil; that while some have coveted after, they erred from the faith.”

“It’s certain that those who live successfully on this earth are going to have to have a wise and systematic approach to money.”

“Money…is used to corrupt the ideas of the young. It’s used to destroy and devastate lives, and to oppress people. It can be used to build empires of wickedness and sin.”

“Money can be used for evil, but it can also be used for good” – Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake

“Money can be used to build orphanages and care for the poor, to care for the sick, and care for children who have no one to care for them. It can be used for the under-girding of family life, for building strong families on the earth.”

“Make all you can, but don’t lose your soul. Don’t lose your relationship with the Lord.”

“It’s alright to make money, but don’t make money selling drugs and alcohol, and corrupting the morals of the young and twisting the lives of others.”

“How many of you know that if you’re a child of God, you need to seek God to find out what your quest for life should be?”

“If you’re too busy for God, then you are certainly too busy.”

“Wealth can do many wonderful things in our lives, but there are many things that wealth simply cannot do.”

“We read every day about celebrities, investors and business persons who, frustrated by their predicament or dissatisfied with their lives, are driven to drugs or to literally end their lives. How many of you know that money is not equal to happiness?”

“It takes more than just hard work to succeed.”

“Have good ideas. Let your good ideas work for you.”

“Be the best you can be. If you’re a child of God, if you’re a saint, then everything you do ought to be excellent.”

“It’s not too late to go back to school. It’s not too late to improve yourself. It’s not too late to enhance your skills, to study or learn something new.”

“The Bible says that if a man won’t work, don’t let him eat!”

“The reason some people are not doing well financially is because they are not excellent in their performance.”

“Work hard. Don’t expect someone to come along and put you on top.”

“The world will beat a pathway to your door if you’ve got the right stuff going for you.”

“God gives wealth.”

“1 Samuel 2:7 says, ‘The Lord makes poor, and the Lord makes rich’” – Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake

“You ought to give God tremendous amounts of your attention; tremendous amounts of your praise; tremendous amounts of your Thanksgiving.”

“If God ain’t in it, work yourself to death, and you’ll still be broke; and if God Blesses you, money will just follow you and overtake you and come into your life.”

“Provide for your needs. Provide for the needs of your family, your loved-ones and yourself, and then provide for the work of the Lord; for those things that are necessary for the doing of God’s Will.”

“The value of money is the use you put it to.”

“God gives you wealth to uplift the life on the face of the earth.”

“There’s an obsession today with the accumulation of things and gadgets and objects; things that will enhance your reputation in the eyes of men.”

“If God ain’t in it, work yourself to death, and you’ll still be broke” – Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake

“It’s not that you don’t have enough; it’s just sometimes that you’re spending too much.”

“Wanting all you see and getting all you want is not the way to go.”

“The Japanese save about 25% of their income. The Europeans save about 20%. Americans on the average save about 7% of their income. And Blacks? Well, you just tell me, I don’t know…”

“Watch out for pride…Pride will make you go beyond your capacity.”

“Save all you can. Save – God has Blessed you.”

“Save for a rainy day. How many of you have had rainy days that you were not prepared for?”

“Don’t spend to impress others. Save to be independent. ”

“Save all you can, because it’s a good spiritual discipline which smothers pride.”

“God gives us power to gain wealth, but God as He Blesses us want to use us to accomplish His goals.”

“When you are changed and Jesus comes into your life, it impacts every area and every part of your life.”

“Love will make you maximize, not minimize.”

“Child of God, there’s no Blessing like the Blessing that the Lord can give.”

“If you trust Him, God will take care of you.”

“I’ve been talking about money, but I’ve really been talking about your soul, your relationship to God, your life in Him.”

“Make all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can. And if you do, the Lord will reward you in the name of Jesus! Hallelujah!”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Luke 16:8 – scorned him; Luke 16-1 Proverbs 11:28; (Prov23:4)NIV, ps37:16, Matthew 13:22, Ecclesiastes5:10, Proverbs 10:4, 1Samuel 2:7-8, Proverbs 11:24-25, Haggai 1:5-10, Leviticus 27:30, Malachi 3:8-11, Deuteronomy 8:18, John 15:8, Luke 12:15 Proverbs 10:5, Matthew 19:16-22, Luke 19:8, 2 Corinthians 5:14, Ephesians 3:20-21, Philippians 4:19, Luke 6:38, John 3:16.

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SERMON: Bishop Paul Morton Opens the 108th Holy Convocation

Bishop Paul S. Morton served the saints plenty of humor and food for thought during his opening sermon for the 108th Annual Church of God In Christ Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Mayor of St. Louis, Francis G. Slay, gave a heart-felt welcome to the attendees, delegates, and other officials present for the official first day of the 108th Annual Holy Convocation of the Church of God In Christ, on Tuesday November 3, 2015. Mayor Slay praised the effect that COGIC’s presence and uplifting spirit has on the city of St. Louis year after year.

Others on hand for opening remarks at St, Louis’ America’s Center included Michael McMillan, President and CEO at Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, who commended COGIC for providing healing and support on the ground during the Michael Brown tragedy in Ferguson, MO, and for partnering with the Urban League on “Community Caring and Sharing” initiatives. McMillan also presented Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake with the Whitney M. Young Community Award.

Other events for which the Church of God In Christ was praised throughout the evening were the COGIC Health Fair, COGIC Urban Initiatives Job Fair, “COGIC Clean-up” events, where volunteers commenced to cleaning up the city of St. Louis, “COGIC read,” where COGIC members read to children in the St. Louis schools, and “Christmas in November,” an event providing hot meals, personal hygiene, haircuts, job prospects, and health screenings to those in need. The events are an extension of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.’s COGIC Urban Initiatives.

The COGIC’s International Music Department, under the direction of Dr. Judith Christie McAlister, was in wonderful form for the evening. Among the songs performed by The C.H. Mason Memorial Choir was a beautiful rendition of America the Beautiful, which included a new refrain, “Pray for the USA.”
Also among those who traveled to St. Louis for the Convocation were two Messianic Pentecostal Hebrews who committed to joining the Church Of God In Christ denomination.

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake presented the speaker for the evening, Bishop Paul S. Morton, founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. Bishop Morton started his sermon by sharing the principle of preparing to receive God’s Word, praying: “The educated mind can kill the Word…place the spirit over the mind.”

Highlights from Bishop Morton’s sermon, titled “Dealing With Impossibilities” follow:

“Perception unchallenged becomes reality, because we really know…that all things are possible with Him if you can just believe.”

“In this story…Jesus is challenging us to rise with Him to another and higher type of life than we normally live. What He’s telling us is, ‘Maximize your potential; maximize that unexposed ability that untapped strength.’”

“You’re not just average…Do you know what average means? Being on top of the bottom.”

“Jesus became what we are so we could become what He is.”

“Perception unchallenged becomes reality” – Bishop Paul S. Morton

“The devil can smell fear and that’s dangerous because the devil will attack you because God has not given us the spirit of fear. He’s given us power. He’s given us love. He’s given us a sound mind.”

“The Disciples are saying, ‘If only Jesus were here’ then they see a walker on the water, and they are afraid. It sounds like some of us. We know how to pray, but when He shows up, we get afraid!”

“The only way you can recognize [His] voice in a storm, you have to get familiar with His voice before the storm!”

“Peter believed that impossibilities could be transmitted into possibilities.”

“Someone once said, ‘You really don’t even test the resources of God until you try the impossible.’”

“One man says, ‘I will do as much as much as I can, [but] anybody can do that. He who believes in Jesus Christ does what you cannot do.’”

“Jesus wants us to have great faith in Him…He wants reckless faith!”

“If you do it because God said, ‘Do it’, He will make a way somehow!”

“I’m just praying the day will come when we just take our hands off the steering wheel and let God drive!”

“Reckless faith will make you break the rules.”

“Get out of your comfort zone and trust God!” – Bishop Paul S. Morton

“I believe we have some water-walkers in this place!”

“This night, you have come to the house of the Lord, and you’re not afraid to get out of the boat. You’re not afraid to get the blessings that God has for you and deal with your impossibilities.”

“If you’re going to get out of the boat, this is one thing you’re going to have to do: get away from negative folk! Negative folk will keep you in the boat!”

“You’ve got to know how to get out of your comfort zone and trust God!”

“I don’t care how much talent you have. I don’t care how gifted you are, you’ve got to know God is the only one who’s able to save you.”

“This is a new season! Church of God in Christ, you’ve got to get ready, because God is raising up a nation [of] water-walkers!”

“Jesus, if you tell me to walk on the water, I will walk.”

“Get out of the boat!”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Matthew 14:22-33, 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 43:19, Luke 8:43-48, Luke 5:17-26.

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Bishop Paul S. Morton is founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. He is the Senior Pastor of Changing a Generation FGBC in Atlanta, GA, and Co-Pastor of Greater St. Stephen FGBC in New Orleans, LA. He is also holds several advanced degrees, is an author and Stellar-award-winning recording artist. Bishop Morton and his wife, Dr. Debra Morton, are the proud parents of 3 children, and the grandparents of 6 grandchildren.

Join us in St, Louis! WATCH THE 108th CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST HOLY CONVOCATION LIVE HERE!

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World Missions Conference

The West Angeles World Missions Board of Directors cordially invites you to worship with us during our 20th World Missions Conference.

The World Missions Board has selected a theme of “Building the Body of Christ In Unity.” Our theme scripture is Ephesians 4: 11-13. Our intent is to create cultural sensitivity so that we can better serve others, demolish racial and ethnic barriers that divide the church, and promote unity in the building of the body of Christ. We will introduce the congregation to other cultures through fellow members from other countries, missionaries who have served around the world, and the diverse local community of believers.

Our scheduled events include:

  • World Missions Night LIVE! with the Young Adults at the Performing Arts Theater on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Night Pastoral Bible Study, “The Heart of God’s Servant, Preparing God’s People To Do Works of Service,” April 15 at 7 p.m. at the North Campus Sanctuary
  • Unity Worship Service (‘Unity in Faith for Greater Works on the Field’) at the North Campus Sanctuary at 7-8:30 p.m. (April 17). Followed by the “Unity Feast: An International Culinary Experience” at the Crystal Room from 8:30-10 p.m. (entrance fee of $10).
  • Sunday morning worship service at the Cathedral on April 19 at 8 and 11 a.m.
  • Sunday evening worship service at the North Campus at 7 p.m.

Please click here for the complete conference flyer!

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Join Us for the Brotherhood Breakfast on Saturday!

The  West Angeles Brotherhood Organization wishes to invite all men and women to our monthly breakfast gathering (every third Saturday), which will take place this Saturday, March 21,  2015 at 8;30 a.m. in the Crystal Room.

This month, we will feature our own West Angeles CDC Executive Director Tunua Thrash- Intook, who will speak on “The awesome benefits provided by  your own Community Development Corporation.”

Come out and be blessed.

$12 tickets are available at the door.

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Bishop Blake Declares Dec. 14 “Black Lives Matter Sunday”

Memphis, TN (December 5, 2014) The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is hosting “Black Lives Matter Sunday” to remind the nation how important the lives of African Americans are.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) will sponsor a day of prayer throughout its 12,000 congregations around the world in honor of the two recent cases of African American men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, killed by police.

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. says, “I watched, as did most of America, first the video of the incident, then the report of the Grand Jury in the Eric Garner case. I am saddened by the decision of the Staten Island Grand Jury to not indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo. With no indictment in two national cases in less than a two-week period, and to hear and see Eric Garner, a father and grandfather, placed in a banned choke hold and repeatedly say, ‘I can’t breathe,’ takes us back years in the struggle for equal justice.”

Bishop Blake added, “We must find a way, through God’s help, to continue the work of emphatically telling everyone that will listen that, “Black Lives Matter!”

COGIC is asking its pastors and members to wear black on the second Sunday in December to show solidarity. A special prayer will be given for all of the men present in the service on that day.

About the Church of God in ChristThe Church of God in Christ is the fifth largest Protestant religious denomination and the largest African American church in the United States, with churches in 63 countries worldwide and an estimated membership of nearly 6.5 million members.

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Annual Men’s Weekend

The men of West Angeles Church are getting ready for the Annual Men’s Weekend, Oct. 17-19.

This exciting weekend begins with a Brothers Only gathering to hear “A Message To The Men” from our Pastor, Bishop Charles E. Blake, followed by a time of fellowship in the Crystal Room. The weekend will conclude with a spirit filled Men’s Day on the Oct. 19 with The Sons of Thunder Choir and our special guest speaker, Bishop Darrell Hines, sharing at all three services.

We are also asking each male member of West Angeles to join us in giving $50 towards the retiring of the mortgage on that day. Stop by the Brotherhood tables on the concourse to get the choir rehearsal schedule, or to sign up to be an usher or ambassador.

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2014 MONEYWISE Seminar comes to West Angeles on Saturday

The principles of financial freedom and stability are timeless, and are tied to The Word.  We’re called to be responsible stewards of our possessions and finances,  and here at West Angeles, we want to show you how to create income and wealth, and to fortify the  generations to come.

Please join the West Angeles Community Development Corporation for an exciting and fun-filled day at:

THE 2014 MONEYWISE SEMINAR with Kelvin Boston, host of TV’s MoneyWise

When: SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: WEST ANGELES CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Crystal Room, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Join Kelvin Boston and a panel of internationally-renowned panelists as they present key strategies to increase wealth, secure home ownership, and more. Guests include:

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Learn How To:

  • Build and Sustain Generational Wealth
  • Overcome Setbacks
  • Become Debt Free
  • Secure Your Home
  • Access Business Capital
  • Avoid Consumer Scams
  • Reduce Financial Stress
  • Meet Financial, Government and Non-profit Representatives

Entertainment by Doreen Vail, national gospel recording artist.

Enjoy refreshments, games, and prizes. Panelists will also be on hand to sign their latest books.

ADMISSION IS FREE

Contact: Patsy Morales
West Angeles Community Development Corporation
323-751-3440 ext. 30

Or to reserve your space now, CLICK BELOW to go to the West Angeles CDC registration page and website:

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Hear Dr. Dennis Kimbro discuss the principles of wealth and his new book, “The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires” on Washington Watch HERE.

Deuteronomy 28:12 – “The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.”

 

 

 

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How does technology affect religion?

In April, CNN posted an introspective piece on its Belief Blog entitled, “Is the Internet killing religion?”

It got the wheels in my mind to turning, and I think it begs an overall greater question, one that isn’t so harsh.

How is technology as a whole affecting religion?

It’s a question that lacks a concrete answer, but indeed needs answering. And the writer of the CNN blog post points to recent studies that correlate the lack of religious affiliation among Americans to the increased use of the Internet over the past two decades.

Those that are religiously unaffiliated are referred to as “nones.” One of the points made is that the Internet simply offers an avenue to new ways of viewing the world, in addition to providing a vehicle for nones to connect with others that might share the same views. Essentially, one can not only have a specific view on religion in the new age, but find millions who share in that view or want to help carry on the view, in the click of a button.

Another point implied in the post is that similar to the creation of the Internet itself, the Internet serves as such a massive and powerful tool that it allows people to create, learn about, and research other incredibly powerful tools, that in turn put more faith in humanity than in God. In short, Internet users are learning of man’s “creations” at an accelerated rate, and it is shifting the focus from the power of God to the ability of humankind.

So what’s to take from this?

Even for those who aren’t heavy Internet users, how do we see technology and religion intertwined on a daily basis? The greatest platform for the two to cross paths, at least in recent years, is social media.

Without fail, every time I take to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I see a post related to God. But what is most interesting, and perplexing, about these social media posts is that their content often seeks to thank or communicate with God. I would debate that more people take to social media to thank God for the day than they take to prayer, and that begs another question: Since when did social media become the most reliable avenue in which to speak to the Lord?

The reliance on technology as a pathway to God, specifically with the younger generation, is not bad, but it certainly is different, and we can refer back to the Internet for examples.

How many kids have a physical Bible as opposed to a Bible app on their phones? How many children would draw a depiction of God as opposed to looking up one on their computers? How many people read the story of Noah as opposed to going to see Noah in theaters? Don’t be fooled, movies and television are two of the greatest forms of technology.

So now that we see how technology has affected religion, we must make it up in our own minds whether this change in the way people worship or relate to God is negative or positive. And I think the most accurate conclusion is, it’s not that you use the Internet to connect with religion, it’s how you use the Internet to connect with religion.

Using the Internet to distance yourself from the Lord, to become one of the nones, obviously creates a negative connection between the web and God. But if you are using the web to study up on God, read the Bible, and connect with others that are searching for and researching God’s word, there is no better source, outside of church and its services, to gain knowledge of the Lord.

Personally, I believe however you communicate with God, the important thing is that you are communicating with Him. On many of those Facebook or Instagram posts, the comments consist of others thanking God or expressing their love for the Lord, and that is always positive.

You can also think of the positives of having church services broadcast on television and the Internet. West Angeles has an amazing livestream of church services that lend a helping hand to those who might be sick come Sunday or are physically unable to make the trek to church. Maybe you’re out of town on business, but don’t want to miss Bishop’s message. Maybe you’re out of town visiting family and want to give your relatives a glimpse of the wisdom of our Bishop.

Technology will continue to develop. Who knows, maybe we’ll be able to project holograms of Bishop Blake in our living rooms in the next few years. But our Bishop has preached the word of God to us for decades, and that word will never change, no matter how we choose to receive it or spread it.

If you haven’t already, pay a visit to Westa.tv. In addition to a livestream of West Angeles services is an online Bible, our prayer wall, Sunday’s Best, and podcasts of past sermons.

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25 Quotes from Dr. Maya Angelou

The world has lost a literary legend.

Memoirist and poet, Dr. Maya Angelou has gone to be with the Lord. She died in her home in Salem-Winston, North Carolina on Wednesday at age 86.

Below is a list of some of her top influential quotes, which do their part to help many of us that stayed behind navigate through life.

On God:

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.

Everybody born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity. I think that each one of us is born with creativity.

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On love:

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.

On perspective:

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Nothing will work unless you do.

All great achievements require time.

On being a woman:

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.

On being black:

Black people comprehend the South. We understand its weight. It has rested on our backs… I knew that my heart would break if ever I put my foot down on that soil, moist, still, with old hurts. I had to face the fear/loathing at its source or it would consume me whole.

I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition.

If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat.

On life:

I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.

I’m considered wise, and sometimes I see myself as knowing. Most of the time, I see myself as wanting to know. And I see myself as a very interested person. I’ve never been bored in my life.

If you’re serious, you really understand that it’s important that you laugh as much as possible and admit that you’re the funniest person you ever met. You have to laugh. Admit that you’re funny. Otherwise, you die in solemnity.

On humanity:

All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.

Growing up, I decided, a long time ago, I wouldn’t accept any manmade differences between human beings, differences made at somebody else’s insistence or someone else’s whim or convenience.

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On courage:

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay – and rise!

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Although we may hope for a deferment from heaven’s gates, we praise God for the memory of Dr. Angelou’s voice and spirit.

Sunrise: April 4, 1926                                                      Sunset: May 28,2014

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10 Quotes Martin Luther King

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

**Bonus

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.