August 26

Reflection

“The future ahead of us is the future we create every day in our workplace; our families, our encounters with strangers and friends. Our real work is to imagine the life we want to be living and draw it toward us. It is not to look behind us to see how they did it before; not to rustle through old texts for solutions; but to re-examine everything we have been taught and dismiss whatever divides us from one another…We have one lifetime under this name to speak our truths, to manifest in the world the supreme force of love that cannot be explained without our hands, our eyes, our voices and our emotions.”
Jan Phillips

Prayer

Here I am, Lord. Send me.

Action

Direct conversations in positive and creative ways. Refuse to collude in negativity and fear. Remember that this is your time to “create the future.”

Suggested Reading

 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Mother Teresa

The future depends on what you do today.
Mahatma Gandhi

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
John Lennon

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

With our thoughts we make the world.
Buddha

 

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler

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