"Inviting Us to Our Greatness"
John Lewis broke rules and made "good trouble." His life and example, as Jon Batiste says, are an invitation to our own greatness.
As Katharine Q. Seelye writes in The New York Times obituary for John Lewis (July 17, 2020),
"Getting into 'good trouble' became his motto for life… He put it this way on Twitter in 2018: 'Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.'”