Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

I've been looking around the blogosphere today and finding that it is blog action day.

Cool beans.

I found the most fascinating quote over at Larry James' today:

"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sermon at Riverside Church for Clergy and Laity Concerned
New York CityApril 1967

It sums up the longing in my heart - true progress towards social justice will come about with the restructuring of our institutions.

But, lest I become guilty of "looking [solely] to the institutions to solve complex societal and individual issues" (per my class this weekend) let me remind you that institutional changes start with our every day lives.

As such, Blog Action Day is great, but in the end, just A day. What about the remaining 364 in our years?

I want my LIFE to be about acting upon the causes I care for, for the people I care for.

That want makes it easy for me to go to work each day and study each night.

We can change the world.

But it takes time. Don't waste it. Let today be the beginning of your life of action.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you found Larry's blog at! Hope you continue reading it.

    Here is a campaign that he recently kicked off which might interest you: Community Hunger Day.