MLK Celebration

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 18, 2010

Speaker highlights the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jason C. Mattox

For the second straight year, MLK Day march participants filled the Batesville Intermediate School Auditorium to hear Rev. Bartholomew Orr speak on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.

“There will never be another MLK, but we can all strive to be an MVP,” Orr said to start his afternoon message. “Dr. King was the MVP of the civil rights movement.”

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Orr said that Jesus taught us all that to be an MVP, we must be servants who are ready to work.

“To be an MVP you have to score some points,” he said. “You can score your points by doing good for others and being good yourself.”

Orr also said that an MVP is also good at blocking shots.

“We need to block the enemies attempt to score points of evil,” he said. “We need to invest in the children and in the people of the community.

“And we all need to have an MVPs passion for the game,” Orr continued. “We ought to have a fire in our belly to serve the Lord.”

Orr said the awards from Heaven will not be a ring or a trophy, but peace.

“Serving the Lord will pay of for us all someday,” he said. “And we will all feel like MVPs