My life is too valuable to remain shielded and protected behind the coziness and comfort of security.
Those who suffer suffer because hurt people hurt people, and busy people let it happen. So am I going to be busy or am I going to be brave?
Bravery is an amazing and aggressive teacher. Its gives me the energy to dive into life, recover from disappointment, and mentally escape whatever locked door holds me in.
Suffering reminds us of our brokenness, our humanity. It disarms us of our self-absorption and magnifies our need for one another.
No matter how unfamiliar my world becomes, I can always find my way home when I dance.
Illusions of freedom will never satisfy me.
While many of us give to the hungry orphan, we have forgotten to love her.
No matter what chains are broken, slavery is a condition of the heart.
It is about doing the most good with the only two hands I can control.
When the statistics have a face, poverty becomes personal.
Suffering has a noble purpose.
I cannot fail these girls by diverting my eyes from the invisible residue of slavery that clings to them like a shadow.
The road less traveled continues to beckon me onward, towards a journey of transformation and engagement.