I found this video on wimp.com the other day and I was so challenged by it. It just goes to show you that being experienced and hardened in the school of life isn’t everything.
Hope is everything.
Seeing the potential good in others is everything.
Being an instrument of love, change, and charity is everything.
The end of this video asks this question: “Como os sonhos dos seus filhos vão se realizar se um mundo menor não existir?” (Translation: “How are your children’s dreams to come true if a better world doesn’t exist?”)
Hope is what keeps the heart soft and alive. It’s what keeps us compassionate and human. If you loose hope that things could be better, what do you have left?
“Let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God. Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:2-5 AMP)
From the director:
“This is an independent project aiming to make people realize that to make a change, we must first believe that it’s possible. The world belongs to all of us and needs our optimism so that our will to change becomes a real change, and we believe this is only possible when starting from within. By changing our way of thinking, we change our way of acting and by acting we change the world. There is still time.”