Of his songs, “Ready Teddy” is probably my favorite. Without Little Richard, there would be no Elvis, no Beatles, no Prince, and no fun. I loved getting to see him perform in Tupelo when I was young. May he rock and roll in peace.
Listen if you dare. I don’t know if any of us will hear a more prophetic Word this weekend, this year, or this century.
You can also read it here, along with another audio option: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/…/doc_the_drum_major_instinct/
A lovely new arrival. Here’s a selection from “The Psalm of Wednesday”:
O God of Hide and Seek, who loves surprises,
give me a peek at the new hidden inside the old.
Since life is like a many-layered onion,
may I peel back a new layer this day.
O God, Ever-Present Beginning and End,
help me this day to let some things end and others begin,
and to my delight may I discover a fresh face of you.