OK, let’s finish the quote together…If it is to be…it is up to me.
The quote is made up of ten two-letter words and is so simple in its grammatical structure, and yet is so powerful and profound in its depth. This quote came to mind yesterday when I came across two things which caught my attention on the Internet.
One of the things which caught my attention was this very powerful story of a Florida State football player named, Travis Rudolph, who was visiting a high school when he spied a young man sitting alone in the cafeteria eating lunch. Travis went over to the table and ate lunch with Bo Paske. Bo has autism.
A school employee, who was there, took a picture and sent it to Bo’s mother, saying, “Look who Bo is eating lunch with today.” It is a constant worry for Bo’s mom about her son being lonely, and this grateful mother posted the picture and story on her Face Book page, and the world found out about this one small act of kindness.
As for Travis, here is what he had to say…” He was sitting by himself. I had got some pizza. I asked him can I sit down with him. He said sure why not. We started a great conversation. It’s just heartbreaking that he’s in that situation, but I’m praying for him. He’s a great kid overall. I would love to hang out with him anytime.”
Later last night I saw this quote from Mother Teresa on Face Book and it made me recall the story of Travis and Bo. We sometimes think that we are just one person, what can we do? We can’t change the world…and yet there are angels like Travis who walk among us everyday who change the world one person at a time.
“I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or do that, but now I am praying that He will guide me to whatever I am supposed to do. I used to pray for answers, but now I pray for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.”