When darkness falls across the land, where is your light? Where is our light in the murkiness of injustices that never seem to go to sleep? Injustices, deception, and human-causing disasters aren’t something new but have been going on since life’s existence. Yet, does this mean that just because it has existed for generations, are we to flippantly turn a deaf ear and blind eye to what is currently going on when we have the ability to stop it?
During these enormously challenging times, we still find people with caring hearts and compassion for their fellow man and woman, regardless of their race, creed, gender, religious, economic or political affiliation. Here, these folks allow their lights to shine without pomp and circumstance. They rise to the occasion to help and not hinder.
Right now, I think about the 800,000+ government workers who may be facing another furlough in the next three weeks. I think about non-government employees and the unemployed trying to find a job in order to make an honest living, to maintain some sense of dignity, and support their families. I think about poverty-stricken families, military veterans, and senior citizens who are held hostage by backlogs of paperwork and glitches in a broken system. It’s hard to see light when you’re amassed by dreaded darkness and feelings of hopelessness.
People who get ‘it’ bring that light of hope which shines without fanfare to help the struggling bleeding hearts who feel no one really cares, even if the helpers are struggling too. We reach down in our hearts of compassion to feed, shelter, nurture, listen and respond without judgment.
Each of us is equipped with a diverse gift and unique talent to shine our light in a place where darkness falls, just as a full moon pierces the night sky lending visibility to paths that could not be seen. Let your light so shine that others may see and experience your good works so they too will be inspired to pay-it-forward.