Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
Meditation: Sometimes when the work we put in every day does not produce much visible fruit, and when laying infrastructures while envisioning possibilities seems so far removed from the impact one wants to have, and when one feels so small compared with the overwhelming task and needs at hand, then it helps to remember, that each small group of committed people all around the world is held by a much bigger plan at work. The belief that there is a benign power that wants to move all suffering towards healing, all destruction towards a place of rebuilding and all hate towards a place of forgiveness and redemption, this is the only comfort and encouragement we have. Not the numbers matter, not the current impact, but more so the amazing potential and the thoughtfulness and dedication that is put into one’s work. To know and hold onto the assurance that my small contribution is part of a much larger master plan at work, that is so comforting.
Prayer: Creative and powerful God, you love the small beginnings. You delight in the daily small work we do to co-create with you. You are excited, even when only two or three people show up or come together. As long as we acknowledge your Spirit at work, as long as we remain committed and do not give up but trust the process, you can create amazing things we never dreamed of. Thank you for your love for the small beginnings, for small groups and for the amazingly large plan you have for this earth and for humanity. Amen
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20