I read the news on several sites across the world this morning. I am always amazed how differently, events are perceived and reported. Reading between the lines and beyond the hype, it difficult to see where the truth is. It is always serving someone's interest and rarely the good of all. There is a helplessness about taking in this reality. Once caught up in its web, which I so easily seem to do from time to time, I am reminded of Mother Teresa's wisdom, Don't wait for the leaders, do it alone person-to-person. This insight has redirected my thoughts many times. How do we start doing this as a practice, letting our lives be a beacon for good and peace?
- Look for opportunities to be supportive of others.
Small bits of kindness can make a BIG difference to someone else.
- Resist our human nature to judge others.
What we say and do can hurt. Wrap your words and action in dignity and respect. Love your neighbor.
- Pray for peace. There is power in it.
If a bunch of us focused on these just these three things, imagine the difference we could make to restore our nation and create a better world. What else needs to be added?