One 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 have the product quality and attitude of leaders. The college opened early January of in 2010 2007.
All the girls featured on the show originated in 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 a course in miracles. These were all looking up for a better future, hoping and working for a better life than the one their parents or grandparents had. All show determination to succeed, to achieve.
When I think about it, Oprah’s project to create a school for these girls that she never met before is really a plain miracle. Usually we call an event a miracle once we think it is impossible because of it to take place the following, right now. How could these bright girls quit their world of poverty and pursue a whole new road of high standing education without a miracle? And how can they afford such education? Do you know what? not only they got the education however they did not need to cover a cent because of it either. That is 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 the rest, miracles come in different sizes, some small and some large, but they are all miracles. They can originate from you and me.
Don’t you believe a miracle happens when you choose to be kinder for your requirements spouse? take more time with your kids? give some funds to the needy? volunteer your time and energy to the local library? visit an aged neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen once we stop being indifferent.
But in the same way miracles can originate from simple human, they could as well originate from God, that’s when no human is mixed up in 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 in-patient is healed.
Don’t await a miracle to take place to alter your life. Allow you to ultimately engage in it. Whenever you hear the call, answer it. It is really a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Don’t shut it down.