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Welcome to another Broadcast. I would like to note that our program name has changed from "Disabled People Are People Too" to "Inclusion: No One Denied, No One Ignored"

Tonight's Episode is entitled, "Where Is the Sacrifice- The Counting the Cost of Discipleship".

I believe that this topic is very appropriate on this particular evening, on the day that we commemorate the life, work and sacrifice of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here was a man, a Godly man, that was a college graduate, pastoring one of the leading churches in Montgomery, Alabama, the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. He could have decided to rest on his laurels and retire from that charge, afer maybe some twenty or so years, and then become known merely as the twentieth pastor of the church. King, however decided that fighting against racial injustice, biogtry and segregation was more important than just resting on what he had already achieved in his personal life. He surely counted the cost of becoming the leading non-violent civil rights activist in the nation, from 1955 to 1968, the year he was assassinated. He was jailed, lied on, beaten, spit upon and finally killed by a sniper's bullet on April 4, 1968. He knew that his tragic end was a possibility, but he counted the cost and was willing to pay this price, with his very life.

You and I are faced with the same question... are we ready to count the cost of discipleship? Are we willing to go all the way, for what you know is right? Our Lord did, and it took him to Calvary. Martin Luther King, Jr. did, and it took him to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Most of us will never be called upon to give our last measure of devotion... that is our lives; but, all of us will be called to step outside of our comfort zones, and step into our destiny, our purpose, our real reason for living... are we ready?