Grace and inspiration is all around us if we take the time to look. I was privileged recently to pray over an eighty six-year-old saint who was preparing to travel to Ecuador on a mission trip. When asked about taking such a risk at her age she responded by saying God had not granted her good health so she could simply wait around to die. 
It is human nature to anticipate. The moment we stop looking forward is the moment we stop living. The challenge is to see something meaningful to hope for midst the ordinary stuff of life. To embrace this moment and look forward to the next with fascination breathes life and hope.
The aging know this instinctively. The young aren’t aware, but it is just as true for them. 
“I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference.” (Ellen Goodman)


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