Have you seen the movie, Hunger Games: Catching Fire? I thought it was a good movie! Remember the sign of defiance that is repeated several times – the one where a hand is raised in solidarity with the victim-heroes of the games? I relate to that sign. If you know me, then you know what I do.
When concern, revulsion, injustice, love for family and neighbor, and love of peace collide and create an internal explosion of energy to right a wrong, then it’s time to do something. Every Monday morning I take a stand and work in defiance of a terrible wrong, and the work that I do makes a difference. I know it does because I see lives changed, each one a huge flair of hope in a battle far from won.
How did I get to this place? I am generally cautious and somewhat timid to “defy” a norm. The answer is this: to do nothing is more disturbing to my spirit than to step out in action. First steps were timid, yes, but as with most things for me, the more I do something the easier it is and the wiser I become.
What about you? During this Christmas season I pray that you continue to draw closer to the Lord of Hope. As you plan your new year, I pray that you find a way to right a wrong, to offer hope, and to be a light to someone who needs your help. Let’s honor the Lord and serve Him together.