I’m taking part in something extraordinary.
It’s not much, really.
When I’m faced with a choice, I try to do the good.
When life gets tough, I try to persevere.
When trials come, I deepen my faith and lean on my friends who are there to carry me. They remind me God isn’t far.
I do my best work at my job everyday.
I ask how others are doing and express care toward them.
I try to listen more than I talk.
I remind myself that I need to be humble.
I pray to help remember why I should be humble.
I look for opportunities to serve others, especially when I can do so in secret.
I find humor in everyday life.
Gratitude and praise are my song.
And I do all these things in my own backyard.
Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice in their book Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing have written this:
The stories of Scripture point to reconciliation as a costly journey of transformation and hope that includes (but goes far deeper than) firefighting–a quiet revolution that takes shape over time and bursts forth through signs of hope in local places. Grounded in God’s gift of the new creation, a Christian vision insists that reconciliation is ultimately about the transformation of the everyday–a quiet revolution that occurs over time in everyday people, everyday congregations, everyday communities, amid the most broken places on God’s earth.
I want to take part in this quiet revolution.