The other night I watched Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls. The show was about Oprah’s idea to create a prestigious school for female South African teenagers who’ve the standard and attitude of leaders. The college opened early January of this season 2007.
All the girls featured on the show originated from poor neighborhoods. Besides, despite their early age, all have observed very harsh circumstances: loss of parents and close relatives, abandonment, impoverishment… However, what stroke me most as I watched the show was the girls’spirit. They were all looking up for a brighter future, hoping and working for a much better life compared to one their parents or grandparents had. All show determination to succeed, to achieve.
When I think about it, Oprah’s project to create a school for these girls that she never met before is really a plain miracle. Usually we call an event magic whenever we believe it is impossible for this to take place below, right now. acim soundcloud david hoffmeister How could these bright girls quit their world of poverty and pursue an entire new road of high standing education without magic? And how can they afford such education? Do you know what? not just they got the education nevertheless they did not have to cover a dime for this either. That is a miracle.
Thus, miracle isn’t solely some supernatural, unexplained circumstances. Miracle also happens when someone hears this call of his/her life, pays awareness of and acts on it. Like anything else, miracles can be found in different sizes, some small and some large, but they’re all miracles. They could result from you and me.
Don’t you think magic happens when you determine to be kinder for you spouse? spend more time with the kids? give some money to the needy? volunteer your time to the local library? visit an aged neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen whenever we stop being indifferent.
But just as miracles can result from simple human, they could as well result from God, that’s when no human is mixed up in accomplishment of the miracle. Today an individual has cancer, tomorrow he’s healed, completely cancer free. Why? how? nobody knows, but it is a well known fact that the individual is healed.
Do not await magic to take place to alter your life. Allow yourself to engage in it. When you hear the decision, answer it. It is really a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Do not shut it down.