SERMON: De Sun Do Move, by John J. Jasper

Every so often I like to go back and read this sermon…

The Value of Sparrows

The Lord is a man of war; the Lord God is his name. (Exodus 15:3)

‘Low me to say dat when I was a young man and a slave, I knowed nothin worth talkin bout concernin books.  Dey was sealed mysteries to me, but I tell you I longed to break de seal.  I thirsted for de bread of learnin.  When I seen books I ached to git in to ‘em for I knowed dat dey had de stuff for me and I wanted to taste dere contents, but most of de time dey was barred against me.

By de mercy of de Lord a thing happened.  I got a roomfeller – he was a slave, too, and he had learned to read.  In de dead of de night he give me lessons outen de New York Spellin Book.  It was hard pullin, I tell you; harder on him, for…

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