Today, at a time when we are faced with what can seem like an interminable number of challenges, it is good to reflect on something that Robert Penn Warren wrote in his book, "Segregation", decades ago:
"We have to deal with the problem our historical moment proposes, the burden of our time. We all live with a thousand unsolved problems of justice all the time. All we can do for posterity is to try to plug along in away to make them think we--the old folks--did the best we could for justice, as we could understand it."
For me two mandates help me on this journey.
Trying to follow the honest answer to the question : "what would God have me do?"
Recognizing that in all I do, everyone counts..that there is no higher calling than making a positive difference in someone else's life.