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Give Your Natural Gift of Talent This Year

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Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015 02:26 PM Current | Bio | Archive

We are about a week into 2015, and the melee is almost deafening. Yet, in the distance, there is a still, small voice calling to us. Yes, the U.S. Congress has a new face so to speak.

Yes, America is waking up to the truth that racism still exists in our land. We know that anger and violence are lurking about. Yet, in the distance, there is a voice crying in the wilderness, compelling those who hear to use our gifts and callings to make a difference in 2015.

What can we do? We can speak truth to power. We can overcome evil with good. When people complain, offer solutions, not sympathy. When violence threatens, extend the  olive branch of peace.

If you are a singer, sing a song of peace and love. If you are a dancer, do a peace and love dance. If you are a doctor or a lawyer, represent the poor and heal the sick. Yes, we have price tags on our gifts. After all, you in most cases you can't pay your electric bill with a melody or a foot massage. It takes money to get about in this realm, on the low frequencies of life.

But, if we worry too much about charging for our gifts, natural and spiritual, we could just miss the love boat. Don't be stingy this year. Give and it shall be given unto you. We're not just talking about money here. We are talking about the unusual generosity of heart and soul. People need love. People need the Lord.

So answer the higher callings of life by sharing the gifts and talents generously — even if you get paid for what you do, and I hope you do; because generally if we don't work, we don't eat.

We can pay our bills by charging for our goods and services. Yes, we can, and we should. Yet, we can expect an increase of our spiritual gifts if we aren't stingy in sharing truth and love throughout the year. So answer the highest callings in life by sharing your gifts of love and hope.

My Uncle Martin Luther King once said, "Everybody can be great, because everyone can serve." We have a chance to be great this year. March for Life, Walk for Life, Martin Luther King Week, Black History Month, Reconciliation Movement, Abortion Shockwaves — so much on my plate in the year ahead. And this isn't all by any means. How about you?

I just felt like writing something that isn't political, not deeply intellectual — not that I'm ever truly deeply intellectual nowadays — not spinning in one direction or the other. This is just a moment in time when I'm taking a breath and letting it all out.


Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

 

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