....at the recent positive displays of humanity which can give us all hope.....
"From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had offered their bodies as “human shields” for last night’s mass, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and towards an Egypt free from sectarian strife." http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/3365.aspx
This is a beautiful gesture of love!...Love should transcend religious and political boundaries...and in th...is instance it does!
"About 70 asylum seekers at an immigration detention centre in Darwin have offered to donate funds to Queensland's flood victims.
The Immigration Department says the detainees will donate from the little funds they brought with them by boat."
People with hardly any earthly belongings, give freely all they have to others who have lost everything. A beautiful display of humanity.
There are groups all over the country, and the world...making their communities a better place. This is a garden designed and landscaped in the inner city of Philidelphia by Shane Claiborne's group, The Simple Way. Everyday, Claiborne and his intentional community help make the dim and graffiti filled streets of one of America's most violent urban jungles a little brighter, a little more filled with hope.
They give reasons for the youth in their community to lift their hands in praise...and in hope....
Let's not get bogged down and "taken" by the negative news of the media. There's so much good being done in this world. Random acts of kindness, giving us all hope that humanity and good can prevail.
Is the world violent? Yep. Is it dark? Yep. But we can help it be that much more brighter when we shine the love and light of Christ boldly into our neighborhoods, communities, and into the world.
We thank You for this day. Help us find ways we can serve You by serving your children. Help us transcend differences- religious, racial, political, socio-economic...whatever they might be, and find the unity among those around us to make a difference, for Your great Glory.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, it is now, and forever will be.