Service Last Night
A final post on the experience of last nights' service at Ebenezer Church...
The service started at 7 and ended after midnite. whew!
What was beautiful was that every speaker knew Coretta personally, intimately and most had been a part of the movement, some had been jailed many times; all understood that it was about human rights and nonviolence.
Speakers included Al Sharpton, Andrew Young, Juanita Abernathy, Xernona Clayton, C.T. Vivian, Jesse Jackson and John Lewis, and many others.
I will share only a bit from Congressman Lewis' remarks. I admire him and find his testimony overwhelming because he still bears scars on his body from being beaten nearly to death during the early days of marching against segregation.
He said the message of Corretta's life for us today in this nation as it is regressing into its worst is this: GET IN THE WAY.
god over me, god before me, god behind me; on thy path, o god, thou in my steps...