Morals of the Clone Wars 1.18: Mystery of A Thousand Moons

Moral: “A single chance is a galaxy of hope.”

Often we think we need to have grandiose plans in order to change the world. In the church, we form committees first. In order to help the homeless we need to be ready to run a full soup kitchen and shelter. In order to minister to the imprisoned we need to have a team set up for prison ministry with a plan. In order to change the world, we need a large budget, fund-raising and a team of people to execute our action plan.

The truth is one little action has the potential to change the world. This plays out well in the movie Pay It Forward. A simple smile has the power to change someone’s day, thereby equipping them to change another’s day. A granola bar and a kind word, treating a homeless person as a person, gives one person hope. A letter to someone in prison brings hope to the darkness. Opening the door for someone makes a difference. Just taking the time to stop and help someone in need (even just picking up the paper they dropped off the ground) makes a difference.

When we change one person’s day–when we give one person hope–they are empowered to do the same for others. In many ways, we take a chance when we break out of our self-centered routine to do something nice for someone else. We chance they will respond kindly. We chance that we will make a difference. We chance that in stepping out of our bubble, that it will pay off for us.

Seldom do we know the impact we have on others. But our unknown good deeds have within them the potential to bring hope and change the world. Even if we never know how.

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~ by Dave on March 24, 2010.

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