Friday, April 10, 2009

Why it's a really "Good Friday"

We are entering a weekend where Christians all over the world remember and celebrate the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

And don't I plenty to be excited about? It is finally Spring. Barack Obama is President. And my husband is gainfully employed. All for which I am extremely thankful.

But I have another idea as to why this is a good Friday.

It's good because I will be returning home soon. Back to "NoGo". The place I so desperately wanted to leave almost ten years ago.

But this time I am returning with a heart of service. Arriving with the realization, that maybe, in a small way I can help someone out. Whether it be through tutoring or mentor-ship, I want to stop pointing a finger, and instead lend a hand.

There is so much that must be done if we are to revitalize our communities, let alone the country! And I am resolved to be part of the solution. All over the nation people are putting their hands to the plow. I join that effort. And I encourage others to do the same.

Whether its taking an elder in. Or driving a youth to practice. Tutoring, or even donating food to local charities. We can make a difference. There's nothing sappy about it. We have seen what happens when Americans fight one another and act suspicious of people who are different. This, our present circumstances, is what happens.

Divided we fail. And we all know just how badly we need to succeed.

If you plan to help out others, please comment and let me know. We can exchange thoughts.

America becoming a community of givers again, that gives me hope that today is truly a Good Friday.