A Soul Generated By Love.

January 15, 2010

Considering that most of us will catch a break this upcoming Monday, as we take time off from school, work and the other stresses of life while we celebrate Martin Luther King Day,
I thought the quote below was especially fitting given the recent tragedy in Haiti.

"Everyone can be great, because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You don't have to make your
subject and verb agree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I'm sure most of you were devastated as you heard
about the earthquake in Haiti,
and as you heard the death tolls rising to over 40 to 50 thousand,
in addition to the three million mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children
who have been injured, orphaned or homeless.

i was able to catch a second of the evening news before i went to bed last night,
and saw a videotape of children crying as they
carried their mothers and fathers from the rubble who did not survive.

as heartbreaking and devastating as it was,
there is still good to be seen.

As my friend Jalene pointed out earlier today:
(despite politics,
despite disputes,
despite the chaos,
despite the costs,)
people and nations all around the world
are doing what they can, and lending out a reaching hand to
those who need it most.

and although i, too, live far away from the devastation, this
tragedy has hit close to home, and i felt like i had to do what i could too.

below i listed several causes that you may be interested in donating to:

LDS Humanitarian Services
Center of Hope
Doctors Without Borders
American Red Cross
International Rescue Committee

and as Martin Luther King pointed out:
you don't need much to serve,
Just "a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."

i wish you all the most wonderful weekend.

(photo via msnbc.com)


Jalene said...

i love that quote, kels. it's so very fitting. thanks for your beautiful words. you put it very nicely.

Kimberly said...

Such a great quote:)

Yvonne said...

great post! very inspiring & heartfelt :)

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