On February 4, 1968, exactly two months before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered an impassioned and powerful sermon from the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He called on his congregation to embrace humanity in the spirit of service and to achieve greatness through compassion for others. For Dr. King, service was the highest calling and the act for which he himself wished to be remembered. As we celebrate the upcoming holiday and observe the birth of this great man, we honor his wish.
We at the Law Library are proud to serve the citizens of Harris County and to work every day in fulfillment of our mission. It is a privilege to connect with the people we serve, and an honor to meet the legal needs of the community. Providing meaningful service with empathy and understanding is what we are called to do. Thank you for supporting and sustaining us as we work to serve you.
This excerpt from Dr. King's sermon, The Drum Major Instinct, expresses with eloquence and fervor, the mandate of this extraordinary man.
"...recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness...by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve."