October 9

Reflection

To bring about a world of unity, a planetary community, we must begin to imagine it, speak it, and believe it into existence. To end war, we must begin to say war is obsolete and it is time to ban in it, just as we banned slavery, child labor, witch burning. To protect the planet or the poor, we must begin to say  – convincingly and collectively – that corporations can profit as they wish, but not at the expense of the environment, of human rights, and of the communities in which they do business. This is not revolution against something, it is evolution toward something…toward a better quality of life for the whole human family.
Jan Phillips

Prayer

Blessed are those who have not seen but have believed.

Action

Do you believe in the power of imagination? Can you imagine what a planetary community of unity would look like? Try it.

Suggested Reading

I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works.
John 14:12

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
George Lucas

What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.
Robert Collier

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.
Richard Bach

When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you’re suffering in.
Ben Okri

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.
Anne Sullivan

 

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