January 2

Reflection

The requirement of this hour is an awareness of our oneness. It is openness to a new story that will surface in our lives, our families, and our communities when we come together and speak from our hearts. It is a willingness to see ourselves as co-creators of the world we are immersed in, and to shape the world we want to leave to our children and grandchildren. This is what we do to counter evil. We enact its opposite into the world as creatively and vigorously as we can…for it is out of our collective imagining that the new ways will be revealed to and through us.
Jan Phillips

Prayer

May we recognize a new direction and embrace it

Action

How do you imagine a post-pandemic world?  What change do you see as possible? What kind of world do you want to see for our children? Discuss your insights with others and seek common actions to make it possible.

Suggested Reading

According to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:12-13

Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.
Pope Francis

Let us be the change that we want to see in the world. Let us be the light that we want to see in the world. The time to make this world a better place is now!
Avijeet Das

It’s crucial to understand that as a society, we can reorganize. We can reorganize socially, politically, and economically, and we can reorganize according to our values.
Rebecca Adamson

 When we acknowledge that all of life is sacred and that each act is an act of choice and therefore sacred, then life is a sacred dance lived consciously each moment. When we live at this level, we participate in the creation of a better world.
Scout Cloud Lee

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Don’t complain, contribute.
Simon Sine

We are in uncharted territory and we will all learn together.
Christin Gigstad

You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marian Wright Edelman

Change happens at the level of the individual
Scilla Elworthy

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