Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 12, 2019
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 28, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter


When I was young and growing up in the Mississippi Delta, I knew very well the distinction between people that most people thought about most. And it had to do with color of skin. There was a private school just down the road in Carrollton where many families who were white and who could afford to sent their children. But being the only child of a single mother who worked as a waitress, there was no question that I would go to the public school in Carrollton and that was much for the better. In many classes and on my bus for several years, I was the only white person. My nickname was “Larry Bird,” not because I was good at basketball, but because he was the only other white person that the kids knew about and yet liked. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]