July 29 Inspiration

From the Desk of Pastor Becky Hart

I have been feeling inadequate lately. It feels like our world is on fire, and I am standing there with a lawn hose—maybe even a squirt gun! It is tempting to give up entirely. And yet. And yet our smallest gestures when combined with others, make a real difference. The calls, the notes, the times we check on a neighbor or grocery shop for others, the canned food to feed the hungry, and the extra masks—those all add up. Honoring one another by wearing masks from grocery shopping to Graeter’s makes a difference. And always prayer. We need to soak our great nation in prayer.

Dorothy Day was an activist who worked on behalf of issues of social justice through the Catholic Church. I love her words about our smallest endeavors:

People say, what is the sense of our small effort?
They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.
A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions.
Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that.
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless.
There is too much work to do.

With Blessings & Socially-Distanced Hugs,
Becky