"Charity is commendable, everyone should be charitable. But Justice aims to create a social order in which, if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still don't go hungry, unschooled or sick without care. Charity depends on the vicissitudes of whim and personal wealth, justice depends on commitment instead of circumstance.
Faith-based charity provides crumbs from the table; faith-based justice offers a place at the table"
~Bill Moyers

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Barack Obama = A Call to Action

When I probe into what Obama is saying and how it moves me to do something to help change the way this country, this world, is going.

When I look around and see the multitudes of people drawn to pitch in and help on the effort to elect a President we feel will help us bring about a much needed; hence wanted change.

This mass movement of people is being called many things, "Euphoria", "Madness", "Obama phenomenon", etc., I think it is obvious to all of us what's happening, we see it around us everyday, enthusiasm, people sending emails, calling friends and family, talking to them about Obama, sending money, blogging, creating videos in support, large crowds at his rallies, et al.

Why is it happening? What does it mean?

WE FEEL IT! It is a current of dynamic energy, it is contagious, it permeates through the most recondite ideals and long held democratic principles kept deep inside our inner sanctum where so many of us had retreated, some for a long time, Obama is talking to me, he is talking to us, telling us that a positive change is possible, but that it is up to us, that we are the ones who will make it happen, that's why it is happening, and it can be felt by those of us willing to open up and entertain a realistic dream about what possibilities may lay in our future, if we so desire and work for it

What does it mean? An opportunity, a window in time and place where we can visualize what could be, what should be and what will be - if we make it happen that is, it is up to us. That is what it means, nothing more, nothing less.

Aurora Grajeda
SFCA 02/23/08

On 2/22/08, ghwelker3@comcast.net wrote:
"Obama me esta hablando" ("Obama is talking to me" MP3 in Spanish)

"Como Padre" ("As a parent" Video in Spanish)

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi

"We are the ones we have been been waiting for"

"Viva Obama / Aurora Song / Aurora Video"
"Yes We Can, Si Se Puede!" - Email GrassRoots4Obama
"March 1st, Int'l Women of Color Day"
"El Rinconcito de Aurora"

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