Delivered By
Dr. R.E. Banks Sr.
Delivered On
February 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Black History Month Sermon Series, #1

The kingdom of heaven is like the landowner who agreed to pay his workers equal wages, regardless to how many [or few] hours they worked. However, the workers felt those who arrived first, should receive more than those arriving last because they worked longer.

Jane Matilda Bolin of Poughkeepsie, New York, was the daughter of an interracial couple. She struggled through discrimination and unjust treatment. But Jane kept pressing on. She was the first black woman to graduate from Wellesley College, the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School, and the first black woman to join the New York Bar Association. Finally, New York City's mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, appointed her as a family court judge. Bolin committed herself to seeking equal treatment for those who appeared before her. She served for 40 years before dying at age 98.

In 1993, She said, “Everyone makes a fuss about it. But I don’t. I wasn’t concerned of being first or last." She possessed hope, compassion, and preparation. And Jesus, The Master of the legal vineyard, exalted her in due season. Keep pressing on.