we-are-not-called-toWhen the masses are negative and dour…

Act as if the best is yet to come.

When the world is fearful and suspicious of the future…

Act with boldness.

When others give up on their dreams…

Act with faith.

When people are spewing hateful vitriol about those who disagree with them or look different…

Act with love.

When those around you are looking for an instant result and to become an overnight success…

Act with patience and persistence.

When it seems as though everyone is trying to push past and putting their own needs first…

Act with generosity.

When everyone around you is just going through the motions…

Act with passion.

When people are ambivalent about the needs and pain of the less fortunate…

Act with compassion.

When others point out all of the reasons for their despair and anger…

Point to a reason for hope and optimism.

Yes, there are many who are negative about the world we live in.

But we are not called to conform to the patterns of the world, but to change it through faith, love and hope.

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