When I find myself mad at global events the 1st thing I do is complain,
and this is followed by the question: But what can I do about it?
Not often enough do I ask:
How can I put my wishes for a better world into action? How can I serve?
“Our present time is indeed a … critical time
hovering between the wish
and the inability to believe.
Our complaints are like arrows
shot up into the air at no target and,
with no purpose,
they only fall back upon our own heads
and destroy ourselves” William Temple
I imagine Martin Luther King said it best when he wrote:
“Anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.
You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve.
You don’t have to know Einsteins’ theory of relativity to serve.
You don’t have to know the second theory of thermo-dynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love.”
I think I’ll ditch my complaints, load my quiver with arrows of love, shoot them up into ether and see what happens.
Care to join me?
Google+ by Jo Ann Tomaselli