Reposted with permission from Virginia Harris
Whenever there is injustice or suffering afflicting neighbors or a community it can be tempting to think, “I am just one person, the problem is so big – what can I possibly do to make a difference, to make it better?”
Every ministry of good deeds can begin with one individual who has a deep commitment to principle and love: fairness, justice, compassion, generosity, selflessness. This is the spiritual wisdom that is one with divinity. It inspires thought and guides ideas to action. This is the wisdom that can make all the difference.
“There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength…Wisdom is better than weapons of war…” (Ecclesiastes 9:14-18)