Monday, February 15, 2016

"From What We Get..." Arthur Ashe

      "From What We Get..." Arthur Ashe

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." Arthur Ashe


Take a moment to Breathe and Exhale Deeply Ten Times. Let us ponder the unresolved issues of race and class in America, and Worldwide as well as the many acts of violence permeating Our Earth/Heart."

Healing can occur only when we openly admit Truth.

 "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."  
These are the words of humanitarian, author and tennis great, Arthur Ashe. 

  Part of His story and Our story was told beautifully in an award winning docu-drama written, starring, funded and produced by Joseph H. James Jr.

This 80 minute film titled "Arthur! A Celebration of Life!" is a beautiful journey of Revelation and Truth that deeply touched my heart.

An important family/educational film, it explores race and segregation in America, having a passion for tennis and being an "underdog" as well as a monumental world-wide tennis success and humanitarian. It also explores living with Aids because of a blood transfusion and dying with dignity as an American Hero and World Citizen.

 It is a deeply moving film with an ethereal air and beautiful music. Its ensemble cast includes Monet Dunham, Elain R. Graham, Brenda Jordan, Terria Joseph, and Marlene McCoy, with music by Ebony Joann, Alicia Keys and others. It has been reported that the cast, crew and musicians gave their time in honor of a True World Hero, Arthur Ashe.

 "Arthur, A Celebration of Life!" is a docu-drama of which we can all be proud. It is my hope that it becomes circulated Worldwide and used as a basis for a commercial feature film by Joseph H. James, Jr. I am deeply inspired by this beautiful film and thank Joseph H. James, Jr. and All involved in this project. 
I also sincerely thank Arthur Ashe's wife, Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe and their daughter Camera Ashe for all the beautiful ways that they continue the legacy of Arthur Ashe.

 Today please join me in contemplating the words of Arthur Ashe... 

 "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."

 May We All Strive To Live As Heroes! 

 Rev. Melony McGant

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