Take some time for prayer today and ask yourself a question:
How big is my world?

Step 1:  Check out this new music video from Christian artist Matthew West:  My Own Little World.

Step 2:  Pray when you feel like it… pray when you don’t feel like it… pray until you feel like it.

To Have Hope

To have hope
Is to believe that history continues open
To the dream of God and to human creativity.

To have hope
Is to continue affirming
That it is possible to dream a different world,
Without hunger, without injustice,
Without discrimination.

To have hope
Is to be a courier of God
And courier of men and women of good will,
Tearing down walls, destroying borders,
Building bridges.

To have hope
Is to believe in the revolutionary potential of faith,
Is to leave the door open so that
The Spirit can enter and make all things anew.

To have hope
Is to believe that life wins over death.

To have hope
Is to begin again as many times as necessary.

To have hope
Is to believe that hope is not
The last thing that dies.

To have hope
Is to believe that hope cannot die,
That hope no longer dies.

To have hope
Is to live.

–MIssionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians)
Honduras
from Prayer Without Borders by Catholic Relief Services

Step 3:  Hope is active.  It does not sit idly by, but sustains us in the present while reaching expectantly toward the future.  To have hope is to live.

We first need to make ourselves aware of a bigger world.  Then we can make a small step towards relieving suffering.  How big is your world?

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About Elaine Menardi

Heading off on a new adventure! I solve problems and make ideas happen.

One response »

  1. susan says:

    Hope Full. Thank you for your message through music.
    Attempting Step 2. Changed my day my life.

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