I love what this picture can represent. A new beginning, change, growth to come, stepping out of the desert and into the light. What do you see?
I also love Gandhi’s quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” In fact, another post was focused on this quote: https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/10/02/be-the-change-you-want-to-see-in-the-world/
Life is fragile. Handle with prayer.
We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Do what you can to care for others in this world we live and make life a little sweeter for another. Be the change for however long you have this side of heaven.
I believe we all can and should be this for those we are closest to and whom God puts in our path.
Cesar Chavez was such a person. He was a labor leader and civil rights activist who tirelessly fought for the Latino community. He even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is one of the highest civilian awards of the United States of America. It is given to someone who has given… “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” per executive order 11085, Federal register 28, and signed February 20,1963.
The following was written by Cesar Chavez (USA, 1927-1993)
Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
So I will know my people’s plight.
Free me to pray for others;
For you are present in every person.
Help me to take responsibility for my own life;
So that I can be free at last.
Give me honesty and patience;
So that I can work with other workers.
Bring forth song and celebration;
So that the Spirit will be alive among us.
Let the Spirit flourish and grow;
So that we will never tire of the struggle.
Let us remember those who have died for justice;
For they have given us life.
Help us love even those who hate us;
So we can change the world.
Take a chance and be the change so you can…
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