- Oct 2016
Cosby didn't want the movement to become institutional and frozen by inertia
Wanted to ensure that his legacy (the work, not his name) continues on past his retirement/death.
After decades of bringing white, middle- and upper-class people into neighborhoods around Columbia Road and Adams Morgan to serve the poor and lecturing to seminarians and faith leaders, Cosby has concluded that societal change might go in the other direction.
The rich-white are not the only ones who can help...
"We've got to move from believing so deeply to doing," he preached. "We've got to keep in mind the discrepancy between belief and embodiment."
In his last sermon he makes sure that his parishioners know: it is not enough to come up with a way to help, but you must go into the field and give aid to those who need it.