Biden reflects on MLK in sermon at his Atlanta church: Progress is 'always possible'

President Joe Biden on Sunday delivered a sermon at Martin Luther King Jr.'s former church in Atlanta, celebrating the late civil rights leader's life and legacy and

reflecting on the progress that Biden said was still left to be made. Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King had preached, Biden spoke on what would have been

King's 94th birthday of what he called an "inflection point" in the country. The president said that the assassinated preacher and activist's teachings offer a path

forward. "It's still the task of our time to make that dream a reality, because it's not there yet. To make Dr. King's vision tangible, to match the words of the

preachers and the poets with our deeds," Biden said. "The battle for the soul of this nation is perennial. It's a constant struggle. It's a constant struggle between hope and

fear, kindness and cruelty, justice and injustice, against those who traffic in racism, extremism and insurrection. A battle fought on battlefields and bridges, from courthouses

and ballot boxes to pulpits and protests." "At our best, the American promise wins out," the president said. "At our best, we hear and heed the injunctions of the lord

and the whispers of the angels." "But I don't need to tell you that we're not always at our best. We're fallible, we fail and fall," he continued. "But faith and history

teach us that however dark the night, joy cometh in the morning." Biden's speech referenced voting rights, which he unsuccessfully sought to expand in the first two years

of his term and has vowed to continue focusing on, though it's unlikely he'll be able to get legislation through a GOP-controlled House.