Monday, August 16, 2010

Passing thought

In most moments we have just one choice to make: to make the world better or to make it worse. Every act we take, every thought we allow, every word we speak -- all affect the world; to deny this is merely cowardice or pride.

To live faithfully and wholly is to choose: will I in this moment make the world more gentle, beautiful, and hopeful; or will... I contribute to its cynicism, brutality, and bitter desperation?

2 comments:

Susan said...

I remain hoping for lots of second (third, fourth, fifth) chances on this.

Elane said...

Funny, you're the second person to comment on the likelihood of failure. It's not about perfection: forget about failing. It's about understanding that we matter -- we are not merely blips on the screen of history. We are able to have a life-giving effect, not just to others, but to ourselves.

You are a light in heaven's sky, Susan. Shine.