Friday, 21 November 2008
The universe is wide and wonderful and filled with many stars.
The world is rich and varied and filled with many people.
And amongst its hundreds of towns, and thousands of homes, and millions of people, each of us
is only 'one'.
One small person in a world of millions of other people, in a universe of billions of other worlds.
Knowing this, we each feel very small.
Sometimes we feel lonely and lost, as though nothing we do can ever truly matter.
Each of us wants to be needed.
Each of us wants to be remembered.
Each of us wants to be important in his or her own special way.
There are many different ways to be important in this world.
Some people become farmers and feed the hungry.
And some become teachers and share wisdom and knowledge.
But you can be a shepherd,
Or a shoemaker,
Or a baker,
Or a barber,
Or a captain,
Or a carpenter,
Or a king.
And whatever you are, there is one thing that matters most.
Do you love someone?
And does someone love you?
For the heart is its own world and in that world you are important.