Thursday, February 11, 2016
Twice this week (and it's only Thursday!) opportunities to be a voice for orphans in Russia presented themselves. Two different people I hadn't seen in a while asked how my recent trip was, and while I reveled in gushing about my friends in Velikoretskoye, I also got to be a voice for the plight of the orphan in Russia. Now, twice in one week is pretty rare, I'd say, but it was a good reminder to me that opportunities to be a voice for the voiceless are all around me, every day.
There's the friend who's struggling and needs to be reminded they kick ass, or the co-worker who feels like a failure and needs to hear how talented they are. There's the homeless man who sits in the same place on my route to work every day who could use five bucks and a little human connection.
Our voices have power, friends. Here's to using that power for good!
Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute! Proverbs 31: 8-9
In what way can you a be a voice for the voiceless today?
Check out what my friends think of today's word on their blogs: Steph, Shawn, Brian & Heather