TROUBLING TIMES

When

troubling,

trying,

turbulent

events occur,

our tendency is to

shut down,

go inside,

and hope it will work itself out.

 

Or we blame everyone else,

and fail in our humanity.

 

Troubling times are opportunities

for us to refine

our hopes,

our dreams,

our commitments.

 

They are a chance for us

to get out of ourselves

and

get into the neighborhood,

to seek and do good.

 

They are a chance for

uncommon people

to show everyone

how to live, love and give.