The worship service was about to begin at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Sunday Morning, September 15, 1963. The clock was ticking. I knew I had only a few minutes left to collect the rest of the reports and write the Sunday school summary. I was looking forward to Reverend Cross’s sermon that morning. He had posted the title on the board outside the church: A Love that Forgives.” The sermon was to be based on Luke 23:34, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
A few seconds later a bomb exploded in the church, killing four girls dressed in their Sunday best.
From While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement
This free book came on my Kindle this morning, and I thought it good to read since I have the day off in memory of MLK.