What experience of the presence of the divine can you speak to?
Where has grace moved in your life?
Ubuntu: "I am because we are."
Yesterday, I spent it with a couple young people from detention hiking to a lake. As we drove 1.5 miles into the mountain and then hiked 2.2 miles to the lake, I noticed the teamwork taking place between the young men and I noticed the purity of the area we were in. The connection is the cooperation. It takes cooperation to make teamwork. It takes cooperation to maintain a pure environment. It takes cooperation to have a new vision for troubled youth.
I have included two photos that just made me laugh. Humor is universal.
I am because we are.
“What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion, everyday acts of compassion. In South Africa they have a phrase called ubuntu. Ubuntu comes out of a philosophy that says, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. ”
― Chris Abani
old growth trees thrive,
young men walk side by side-
I am because we are
What story do you have to tell?
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