Another 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 quality and attitude of leaders. The school opened early January of this year 2007.
All the girls featured on the show came from poor neighborhoods. Besides, despite their young age, all have seen very harsh circumstances: loss of parents and close relatives, abandonment, impoverishment… However, what stroke me most as I watched the show was the girls’spirit acim. They certainly were all looking up for a happier future, hoping and doing work 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 hasn’t met before is a plain miracle. Usually we call an event a miracle whenever we believe that it is impossible because of it to occur the following, right now. How could these bright girls quit their world of poverty and pursue an entire new road of high standing education without a miracle? And how would they afford such education? Guess what? not only they got the education nevertheless they did not need to pay a dollar because of it either. That is a miracle.
Thus, miracle is not solely some supernatural, unexplained circumstances. Miracle also happens when someone hears this call of his/her life, pays attention to and acts on it. Like anything 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 a miracle happens when you determine to be kinder to you spouse? take more time with your children? give some money to the needy? volunteer your time to the area library? visit an aged neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen whenever we stop being indifferent.
But just like miracles can originate from simple human, they are able to as well originate from God, that is when no human is active 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 a well known fact that the individual is healed.
Don’t await a miracle to occur to alter your life. Allow yourself to engage in it. When you hear the decision, answer it. It is a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Don’t shut it down.