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do something wonderful

Isn’t this our call as people of faith? We are to live in the love which has first been shown to us. Reflecting that love to others is what life is all about.

If we demonstrate Christ’s love to all those we meet (and the key word here is demonstrate), there are some who won’t understand, but there are others who will not only soak up that love but also share it.  Do something wonderful this week.  Do something that demonstrates the love that we call Emmanuel.

eating an elephant

A man can only do what he can do. But if he does that each day, he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. — Albert Schweitzer

Ending hunger is much like eating an elephant. It can be done, but it’s not going to happen in one meal.

We can, and we should, end hunger in our lifetime. However, it will take determination to make it happen.

Ending hunger in our lifetime is difficult, but never make the mistake of thinking it is impossible. Each of us only need to do what we can today. Then tomorrow we do what we can again. Like any great endeavor, eradicating the scourge of hunger requires great perseverance.

The secret to changing the world to a place where hunger is just a memory can be found in a Buddhist say that I have always liked. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is to keep on walking.”

Persistent effort will get us to the day when we have a hunger-free world. We aren’t there yet, but we are closer than we were yesterday. And tomorrow is another day. Let’s just keep walking until we get there.