Week 27 7-2-21 “Preach a Better Sermon”
“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”
– Oliver Goldsmith
(1728-1774) Irish Writer
During the pandemic, and now the blessed recovery, I have seen a certain type of person throughout my own experience. These are the ones who were leaders and
motivators before the lockdowns, the ones who sought out possibilities during the worst of the quarantine, and now, they are leading again in our “new normal”.
They are the mentors who have continued to dedicate themselves to service and helping and guiding others. The isolation and stress of not seeing others face-to-face, the uncertainties of the present and the unknown of the future only fueled these amazing folks to help others grow even more.
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
– Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Spanish painter, sculptor
When one is a leader, you generally never have someone behind you saying, do this thing or make this move. But you do have an inner intuition that pushes you to take action, take initiative, and be the instigator for change. There is a quiet, still small voice that says, make it happen and we must listen to that life-changing voice. It takes a lifetime of training to hear that voice.
“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”
– Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970)
American Football Coach
During these trying times, it has truly shown us who we are. I have seen friends who have aged what seems years during the pandemic. I have seen friends thrived in great health and saw their businesses booming during the lockdown. I also have friends who became ill, some to death, and many who lost their businesses either through the economic letdown, or they were taken away during the riots of May 2020.
Now that we are in a “new beginning” a “new social atmosphere” I have vowed to keep my enthusiasm, my dreams, my hopes, my faith that things will work out. The trials of the past 18 months never broke our backs, never broke our hearts, or destroyed our dreams. We have kept our vision and we have sustaining hope!
I hope my actions speak louder than my words and I believe that we will all get through this together. Remember this great saying, “It will get better!”
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