Greetings Brothers!

On September 10, 1891, Founder Edgar Amos Love was born. Last week (Tuesday) on what would have been his 128th birthday (I think I got the math right) I thought about Founder Love. I re-read “Of Vision and Power: The Life of Bishop Edgar Amos Love” by Brother J. Samuel Cook and listened again to “The Challenge of the Difficult,” an audio recording of a speech delivered by our beloved Founder to a group of young aspiring theologians at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1962. It was good to hear the nobility in his message and perhaps even better to hear the nobility in his voice. Listen for the first time or the hundredth, but listen. His message is both timeless and timely. After listening, I encourage you to read or re-read Brother Cook’s thesis (attached).

Clicking on the following link is neither challenging nor difficult. Listen to the end. Enjoy, reflect, and connect.

Of Vision and Power_Bishop EA Love

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

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