While I was in seminary I worked as the Summer School Chaplain at Saint Andrew’s – Sewanee Episcopal School in Tennessee. One afternoon during a break in the school activities I was flipping through channels and came across a sermon by The Reverend TD Jakes. I was captivated by his passion and his life story, and have tuned into his preaching occasionally ever since. That was about 25 years ago.
Over the past few days I have been dwelling on all of the obstacles and challenges that were faced and survived by the many saints who have come before us; in fact, they did more than survive, they triumphed. I hope that you find some inspiration in the witness of Pastor Jakes. Blessings and Godspeed.