I started thinking about what 2015 might look like for me and my little family around Thanksgiving. And it dawned on me one morning in mass that my very favorite hymn, one that both fills my heart with hope and brings me to tears with its message, could inspire a year of good…
Where the world is merciless, be God’s mercy.
Where the world is hopeless, be God’s hope.
Where there is injustice, be God’s justice.
Where there is sadness, be God’s joy.
Where the world is doubting, be God’s faith.
Where there is ingratitude, be God’s grace.
Where there is confusion, be God’s truth.
Where there is weakness, be God’s strength.
Where the world is wounded, be God’s healing.
Where the world is weeping, be God’s song.
Where there is despairing, be God’s beauty.
Where the world is crumbling, be God’s rock.
Where there is no tenderness, be God’s child.
Where there is loneliness, be God’s smile.
Where the world is dying, be God’s life.
Where there is darkness, be God’s light.
Let your life change the world one person at a time.
Let your life be the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As the bread becomes his body, we can be the living sign.
With God’s love, change the world with your life.
Our littles are just that… little. But they are not still so little that they can’t begin to understand how they can change the world with their lives. And while it seems daunting as to how one person, or even one family, could “change the world”, it’s the “one person at a time” message that makes it glorious and doable every single day for every single one of us. I’ve changed out the frame in our family office with a beautiful rendition of our 2015 mission…
I have been capturing ideas on how we are going to start on this amazing adventure in the year ahead and cannot wait to share them with you as we go.
You can find the free printables at the links below, and the journal is available in my etsy shop.
I’d love you have you join us in this journey. Let your life change the world one person at a time…