Reverend shares important message for Black History Month
Congregation of the Church of Christ the King.
February is always an active month. Not only it is recognised as the month of love but Black History Month.
The Church of Christ the King made sure that they too engaged in the black history month celebrations with embers of the church came out decked in their African attire as they met for the weekly Sunday service.
The Reverend Suzanne Ellis preached to the congregation on choosing life and leaving a legacy as great heroes have done.
“Choose life and to live so that our descendants may live”.
She traced the heritage from Moses leading the Israelites to the promise land, to the 1937 riots which set the foundation for Barbados' independence.
In the sermon, the Reverend explained that choosing life meant to follow God, love God and keep his commandments. "Choosing life" also means living a healthy lifestyle and take care of your spirit, in addition to “being present, being conscious, being aware, living in the now and not living in the past”.
The Reverend urged the congregation not to focus on comparing their lives to others but rather to live their own lives.
“Your life may benefit others. Can you imagine what life would be like if Frederick McKinley wanted to be someone else? Then we wouldn’t have refrigerators. Or what would life be like if George Washington Carver did not honour his life? Then we wouldn’t end up with peanut butter ... if any of you have the opportunity to use the microphone, you have to thank James West. All of these are great black inventors who have made our lives easier.”
"Whatever you do let it have a positive influence on others. We should leave a legacy behind for future generations to live a better life."