Today’s Author: Milt Warkentien

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to volunteer a few times at “Feed My Starving Children”. I bought one of their t-shirts that has “HOPE IS >” in bold white print with 16 lines of lighter words, such as hunger, floods, droughts, poverty, etc… I bought this shirt because it helps me to remember that I can help bring hope to the world, and that HOPE is greater than all of these other things that happen in our world. 

How often do we look at the problems in the world and think “How can I possibly be any help?” I think it’s important that we realize how much we ARE capable of doing. When we take time to do “little things” we might just be part of something much bigger. What are some “little things” that you do that are a part of “something much bigger”?

One of my passions, over the years, has been working with youth. I find working with youth one of the best ways to see “hope”. MANY of the youth I’ve had the privilege to get to know live with great passion, for many different causes. Their dedication to bring justice, peace, etc, to the world, has given me reasons to have hope for the world. 

Many youths haven’t had their dreams knocked down, smashed, made fun of, etc, so they still have a passion that many older people have lost. My “hope” is that we all find the passion to bring hope to the world. I’m going to end with the refrain from my choral piece “Help a Child Have the Hope to Dream”

“There are many children, in this world we live in, who are living without their basic needs, but we can all make a difference, if we take some action. We can give a child the hope they need to dream.”

Dear God, may we all be bearers of hope, so that all people have the hope to dream. Amen

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