Another night I watched Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls. The show was about Oprah’s idea to construct a prestigious school for female South African teenagers who’ve the standard and attitude of leaders. The school opened early January of this season 2007.
All the girls featured on the show originated from poor neighborhoods. Besides, despite their young age, all have noticed very harsh circumstances: loss in parents and close relatives, abandonment, impoverishment… However, what stroke me most as I watched the show was the girls’spirit acim. These were all looking up for a brighter future, hoping and employed by a better 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 construct a school for these girls that she hasn’t met before is just a plain miracle. Usually we call an event magic once we believe it is impossible for it to take place below, right now. How could these bright girls quit their world of poverty and pursue an entire new road of high standing education without magic? And how can they afford such education? Guess what? not merely they got the education but they did not need to pay a penny for it either. That’s a miracle.
Thus, miracle isn’t solely some supernatural, unexplained circumstances. Miracle also happens when someone hears this call of his/her life, pays awareness of 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 result from you and me.
Don’t you believe magic happens when you choose to be kinder to you spouse? take more time with the kids? give some cash to the needy? volunteer your time for you to the area library? visit an aged neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen once we stop being indifferent.
But just like miracles can result from simple human, they can as well result from God, that’s when no human is active in the accomplishment of the miracle. Today someone has cancer, tomorrow he’s healed, completely cancer free. Why? how? nobody knows, but it is an undeniable fact that the in-patient is healed.
Do not watch for magic to take place to change your life. Allow yourself to engage in it. Whenever you hear the call, answer it. It is just a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Do not shut it down.