Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I heart revolution. I've seen it, now what?

Helen Keller said: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
I have to tell you about the film I just saw: I heart revolution, we're all in this together. I don't quite know how to put into words the emotions this movie stirred up inside of me. It touched me in ways that I can't explain, but will try any way.
About the film: Hilsong United, a worship team out of Australia, goes on a world tour and sheds light on the social issues they encounter along the way. In those 120 minutes, we see the life of the broken, the forgotten and the abused. The film is not so much about the immensity of the problems we have in this world but more so about the beauty of a single soul. In short, the film is about love.
About a week ago, a friend of mine asked me if I had ever been in love. He then proceeded to tell me what love was: "love is doing everything you can for the other person without expecting anything in return." The I heart revolution is not about charity, it is not about visibility but simply about humanity. It is one human being coming alongside another to offer help with no expectations. It's sitting down with a homeless person, it's helping a child in need with no fanfare, no announcement, no reward. Trying to fix everything that is wrong in this world is terrifying and overwhelming. "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Here, Nelson Mandela is saying that to fear is nothing but another human emotion that needs to be felt and overcome.
Remember that the goal is not for one person to bring an end to social injustice or stop natural disasters like hurricane Katrina and the tsunami from bringing devastation. But the focus is on that one person in need of a special and unique touch. It's not about the end but about the start. To find out the many cool ways you can join the revolution, start here.
Love, Kelie

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn