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1.20.2003

"You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace" 

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant." From "The Drum Major Instinct", a sermon by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968. Available on CD and print in A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information, to buy A Knock at Midnight or other books, or to hear audio clips of Dr. King's speeches and sermons, go to the Web site of the fascinating and comprehensive Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University. *********************Categories: Learning, Volunteering

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