The other night I watched Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls. The show was about Oprah’s idea to create a prestigious school for female South African teenagers who’ve the standard and attitude of leaders. The institution opened early January of this year 2007.
All girls featured on the show originated in poor neighborhoods. Besides, despite their early age, all have observed very harsh circumstances: lack of parents and close relatives, abandonment, impoverishment… However, what stroke me most as I watched the show was girls’spirit acim. These were all looking up for a richer future, hoping and working for a much better life than the one their parents or grandparents had. All show determination to succeed, to achieve.
When I consider it, Oprah’s project to create a college for these girls that she has never met before is just a plain miracle. Usually we call an event a miracle whenever we think it is impossible for this to occur right here, 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? Do you know what? not merely they got the education however they did not have to pay for a dollar for this 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 focus on and acts on it. Like the rest, miracles come in different sizes, some small and some large, but they are all miracles. They could result from you and me.
Don’t you think a miracle happens when you decide to be kinder for you spouse? take more time with your kids? give some money to the needy? volunteer your time and energy to the neighborhood library? visit an elderly neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen whenever we stop being indifferent.
But just as miracles can result from simple human, they could as well result from God, that is when no human is active in the accomplishment of the miracle. Today an individual has cancer, tomorrow he’s healed, completely cancer free. Why? how? nobody knows, but it’s a fact that the individual is healed.
Don’t await a miracle to occur to alter your life. Allow you to ultimately participate it. Whenever you hear the call, answer it. It is just a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Don’t shut it down.