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How do we negotiate a world bent on division, fear, destruction, and hopelessness?

 

If I am honest with you, I have to admit that at times I don’t know. At times the state of the world seems almost impossible to bear and those that dare to hope are akin to ostriches putting their head in the sand. Not able to face the facts.

 

BUT

 

Should we let things be as they are? Should we resign ourselves to our fate? Should we let the empire of our current circumstance win? 

 

No, of course not. For then, why would we be Jedi?

 

I’m not suggesting that we start a rebellion. I am suggesting that we each time we wake up and fulfil our purpose are a rebellion. 

 

I consider my role as a care manager. Sometimes it feels as if I am attempting to climb out of quicksand, but sometimes there is a glimmer of hope. Someone gets a long-sought-after need met. Someone feels like they can continue on just by hearing my voice.

 

What about you? What do you do? Do you care for a farm in order to feed your family? Do you help people plunge into philosophy and make it make a little more sense? Do you deliver mail? Do you deliver food? Do you donate your time to building community online or off. 

 

You’re somebody’s hope in the midst of despair. It doesn’t matter if what you do is for a little bit of time or for a life time. For the time that you are doing it, you are impacting lives.

 

Pastor Carlos talks a lot about ripples


And the thing about ripples is that the thing that makes them is so small. A kind word. A smile. A bit of praise or even a small correction. But the impact grows. 

 

We are not Jedi to change the world, but to be the change in the world