In my great quest to find our lost children and to help them find themselves, I've been captivated by the song of our dear brother John Legend entitled, "Shine".
I realize that it is up to those of us who have been privileged enough to receive education, to educate our children lest they dwell in ignorance. Our duty, especially those of us who are members organizations for the betterment of mankind, is to deposit seeds of power in hope that they will one day blossom into great Oak Trees of wisdom baring fruit that will render peace and righteousness to deliver our children out of their ignorance. The educated man who fails to educate the children, isn't educated at all--he is a victim of his own ignorance, thus making him an ignorant man.
Our dear brother John Legend speaks in profound reference to our children when he said;
"They wait to plead their case, unknown cast aside
I love to see their face, can we spare the light?
Are we afraid to see them, prisoners of history
These beautiful minds, trapped inside, bring them back to life."
Let not organized education and degrees of certification rob us of the true function of education itself.
"The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
May Peace be upon you and may your heart be touched,
-Blake E. Odum, CEO
The Motivational Foundation