Some words from a blogger, Seth Godine, gave me some comfort on this journey we take together. He wrote in reference to the influence Nelson Mandala had on the world, but the same could be said of Pope Francis, regardless of religious preference, or even one of us. Especially, all of us.
For those that seek to make a change in the world, whether global or local, one lesson of Mandala’s life is this: You can. You can make a difference. You can stand up to insurmountable forces.
It’s not too late. If you didn’t pray to end the violence and discord in the world yesterday, pray for it now. If you know someone in need of healing, take a moment and bring them to mind, pray and let your prayer send healing energy. Pray for those in need. Pray for your own needs. Let your energy and your love send itself into a world in need.
Your lever is far longer than you imagine it is, if you choose to use it. If you don’t require the journey to be easy or comfortable or safe, you can change the world.
Holy One, let my love enter the world’s space and bring comfort and healing to those who are broken or angry or in sorrow. Let my breath, the breath I share with the world, be a breath of peace.