African American Quotes: Nikki Giovanni
The other day I was listening to a podcast and Christianity was mentioned. It talked about how many Christians rely on prayer to get things done. I guess the term would be called lip service.
Please, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not against prayer. However, imagine a world where everyone prayed, but didn’t do anything physical. People simply set aside the concept of being the hands and feet.
When I think of Nikki Giovanni’s words:
There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.
That’s what comes to mind. Whether you’re a Christian or not, there is always something we can do to make the world, our country, a better place for all of us. We can sit at home and wish for something better, say someone needs to do something about it, or pray someone will take care of it for us. In honesty, unless anyone actually physically does something, the chances of change happening are little to none.
Next time you think to yourself, this isn’t right, ask yourself, “What can I do?” It doesn’t have to be extravagant. Each small grain of sand is equally as important as the next when it comes to a beautiful beach.
What are little things you can do today to make a change? Share with us your ideas.
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