Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The change machine at Vancouver airport was out of order. This got me thinking as i walked around gastown seeing some real material poverty. Does change ever seem out of order in our situations/our places/our lives/our cities/our streets?
Especially when we walk around places or situations where we feel helpless. All i could do in gas town was smile at the woman with her belongings in a trolley, and the man sitting on the sidewalk with his dog. Its easy to become overwhelmed, its easy to say what can i do. And that is honesty- we are who we are- helpless perhaps sometimes, sometimes full of passion, sometimes we know exactly what to do. But mostly we are us, simply us. Not only do we need to value others for who they are (not what they do), but we need to value our selves for who we are. Because we were created good, to do good, honest and good. more and more as i realise my limitations and potential i love Mother Teresas quote "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." followed by " If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." change machine- we are the change machine- honest simple and good.

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