the Balcony with Dr. King
For many, many years, I must tell you, I wondered why was I there? Of
all the places I could have been, of all the places he could have been,
all the things we could have been involved in, why was I there at that
moment in history? And God revealed it to me over the years. I was there
to be a witness, and my witness has to be true. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
didn't die in some foolish, untoward way. He didn't overdose. He wasn't
shot by a jealous lover. He died helping garbage workers. The fruits of
his labor are with us now. A man with a Ph.D. degree, of all the things
he could have been, he chose to use his gifts and his talents "for the
least of these." And so we see the results of his fruit. Yes, we will
slay the dreamer and see what happens to his dream. The dream is alive....
Aren't you glad God gives us another chance?
--From the sermon "Another Chance" by The Rev.
Dr. Samuel "Billy" Kyles
the sermon in its entirety.