I want to live my ideals.
I want my life to stand up to scrutiny, to be above reproach.
I want to love the person in front of me, and the person I will never see.
I want to be transformed by Jesus, turning from my selfish concerns to offer my strength and gifts for the benefit of others.
I want all my resources to be devoted to good, to helping friends on the margins.
I want to pursue truth, that I might share it well.
I want to smile and to live a life that makes others smile.
I want to be effective, with my efforts making a substantive difference.
I want people in hard places to teach me about community, work, perseverance,
generosity, and faith.
I want to remain tied into a church, a group of others on the journey who will
remind me that I’m not crazy.
I want to rattle people’s cages, challenging people to live differently.
I want to pray deeply, trusting our Creator to help and to heal what I cannot,
I want to name the lies of my culture.
I want to have passion and to spark passion in others.
I want to share my little wisdom with those who are just stepping onto this road,
that they might avoid my mistakes.
I want to be willing to suffer.
I want to keep going, never stopping, learning, going, giving, growing.
I want justice.
What do you want, really? Post a comment.
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