This weekend we celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an icon for peace and for social justice in our country and our world. Many individuals are aware of his most famous speech given in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial, “I have a Dream.” However, Rev. Dr. King, Jr. has provided the world with many other notable oratories that are challenging and cause us to stop and reflect on our life situation. One such work is a sermon given in Detroit at the Second Baptist Church on February 28, 1954 entitled: “Rediscovering Lost Values.” I have found this sermon by Dr. King food for some serious thought in light of our present-day situation. While Dr. King delivered this sermon in 1954, his words are more relevant today than ever before. The entire text of his sermon can be found at: https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/rediscovering-lost-values-0.
Fr. Peter Weiss, S.S.J.
PRAYER FOR FAMILIES
We bless your name, O Lord,
For sending your own incarnate Son,
To become part of a family,
So that, as he lived its life,
He would experience its worries and its joys.
We ask you Lord,
To protect and watch over this family,
So that in the strength of your grace
It members may enjoy prosperity,
Possess the priceless gift of your peace,
And, as the Church alive in the home,
Bear witness in this world to your glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.