A Season to GROW LOVE
In 1988, I was featured on the cover of the Morehouse alumnus magazine as a top graduating senior. In the accompanying interview, I commented that my matriculation at Morehouse was “unparalleled to anything I had ever experienced and enhanced my awareness for the world, blackness, and myself.” With a Morehouse foundation, I said “You can do anything”. I hold firm to this youthful sentiment – almost three decades later!
Love quickens the roots of personality, creating an unfolding of the self that redefines, reshapes, and makes all things new.
– Howard Thurman, theologian, Class of 1923
Dr. Harris and Family at the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars Induction Ceremony,
Atlanta Georgia, April 9, 2015
On April 9, 2015, I was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars in a special ceremony at the Morehouse MLK Jr. International Chapel in Atlanta, Georgia. It was especially rewarding to be recognized by my beloved alma mater for “Doing Good.” The theme of the program was - Fostering Dialogues in Education, Ethics, and Nonviolent Peacebuilding: Global and Social Religious Movements Today. Each inductee was given the charge to continue a life as co-creators of an inclusive, global society in which the full development of each individual’s potential is the central goal.
I am proud to be included in the community building legacy of Morehouse College. Given our current climate of social disorder and global violence, the season is ripe for us all to pick up spiritual tools and work to cultivate a fertile ground where Love grows.