The other night I watched Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls. The show was about Oprah’s idea to build a prestigious school for female South African teenagers who’ve the product quality and attitude of leaders. The college opened early January of this year 2007.
All girls featured on the show came 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 girls’spirit acim. They certainly were all looking up for a lighter future, hoping and working for an improved life compared to the one their parents or grandparents had. All show determination to succeed, to achieve.
When I consider it, Oprah’s project to build 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 because of it to take place below, right now. How could these bright girls quit their world of poverty and pursue an entire new road of high standing education without magic? And how would they afford such education? You know what? not only they got the education however they did not have to pay for a penny because of it either. That’s a miracle.
Thus, miracle is not solely some supernatural, unexplained circumstances. Miracle also happens when someone hears this call of his/her life, pays focus on and acts on it. Like everything else, miracles come in different sizes, some small and some large, but they’re all miracles. They are able to originate from you and me.
Don’t you believe magic happens when you determine to be kinder for your requirements spouse? take more time with your children? give some cash to the needy? volunteer your time for you to the local library? visit an elderly neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen whenever we stop being indifferent.
But in the same way miracles can originate from simple human, they could as well originate from God, that’s when no human is involved in the accomplishment of the miracle. Today a patient has cancer, tomorrow he’s healed, completely cancer free. Why? how? nobody knows, but it is an undeniable fact that the in-patient is healed.
Don’t watch for magic to take place to improve your life. Allow you to ultimately engage in it. When you hear the call, answer it. It is really a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Don’t shut it down.