We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future. John F. Kennedy
This weekend the light at the end of the tunnel grew profoundly brighter.
I spent a bit of time watching the televised March for Life on Saturday and these kids filled me with hope. Their eloquence, their passion, and their vision for the future is moving. Change is coming and in an overwhelming way.
Thanks to these amazing children, I am no longer cursing the darkness but following their light to a safe and sane future.
Even their silence is compelling.
I was struck by this thought on Saturday, these children are the answer to all those politicians who believed that thoughts and prayers were the solution: The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6
I too think those leaders should be shaking and yes, getting their resumes ready! Change is coming, and it is full of hope!
Have a hope-filled Monday!
P.S. Michigan in the Final Four is not bad either! GO BLUE!
Listening to young people can really bring us back to hope and light. Our students have speech meet this week and they have some amazing ideas.
It was wonderful to see and hear all the hopeful messages this weekend. This morning, I read this (https://emilycheath.com/2018/03/25/thoughts-prayers-and-palms-sermon-for-palm-sunday-2018/) and it seemed to bring it all together.
It is a wonderful thing to have hope, and Emma Gonzalez’s speech brought me more hope than I’ve had in a long time. Thank you!
I have to admit that my local stuff has been taking up so much time that I didn’t get to see much of this but what I have seen fills me with hope.
I am really inspired by these young people. I’ve always felt that people in my generation were too apathetic; it’s wonderful to see these kids speak so passionately and eloquently.
The future right there. Looking good.
Fingers crossed! It was a wonderful thing to watch.
Thank you for posting those videos. I had only seen snippets of them. Those kids, just like the Vietnam protesters in the 1960s and 1970s, will change the world.
They just give me tingles.
(I nearly chewed all my fingernails off in that last Michigan game. . . Go, BLUE!) 🙂
The kids ARE the future. They have, they are, the power of change.
I was totally mesmerized, especially by Naomi…chills down my spine. Yet again, listening to the speech as I type!
I remember the protests, especially the Civil Rights movement.
I loved every last one of them and their strength! Those KIDS!