How Miracles Arrive.
“Hope is believing in spite of evidence, then watching the evidence change.” ~ Jim Wallis
I didn’t realize I’d been holding my breath until I saw the breaking news of 12 boys and their soccer coach saved from a cave in Thailand.
I hadn’t followed the story closely. My heart couldn’t take it. No more innocents dying!
Over the last several years, our hearts and minds have taken in and pushed back on school shootings, a political arena that resembles the WWF, grown-ups fist fighting and flinging flagrant disrespect, suicide rates soaring, police involved shootings (both as victims and perpetrators), hurricanes in Houston and lead-contaminated water in Flint, white supremacy rising, everyday people getting dragged off airplanes, children being kept in cages, a friend’s mom dying of painful cancer… My heart screams no more!
I want to turn off the news, but as citizens today, we can’t afford to be complacent.
A society gone astray stirs up chaos in our individual and collective hearts.
In this environment, it’s increasingly easy to be frenzied or even flip out on someone, for something as minor as having a meeting at Starbucks. What?!
At first, each incident seems isolated, but it’s all a mirror of the society we’ve created, or the one hatched while we watched The Bachelor.
Shootings in schools, theatres, and nightclubs reveal more than one crazy individual.
Like the one running our country with lies, corruption, and the master manipulation of a reality show king. To those who continue to point to the clothes they insist the emperor’s wearing, there’s nothing to say.
We’ve lost the art of discourse and taken on anger, violence, and disrespect as if our Constitution reads not, “We the people,” but, “You people!”
Here’s how it actually starts:
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure Tranquility, provide for the common deference, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Amazing! Yet, no matter where we stand, disappointing news arrows into our hearts, filling the American diet in a way we haven’t seen in decades.
So, today I happily focus on this miracle of people from around the world coming together for the sake of these children.
Today, I focus on the miracle of people from around the world coming together for the sake of the children.
Can we focus on the miracle of coming together for the sake of the children?