Ordinary People – Extraordinary Lives

Mother TheresaBut as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.    – 2 Chronicles 15:7

Heroes are just ordinary people who chose to do extraordinary things.  There was nothing unusual about Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, a teenager from Albania.  Just a girl – who went to India – who was so disturbed by its poverty and the plight of the Outcasts – that she did something… for 40 years.  She became Mother Theresa; an extraordinary person wrapped in an ordinary package.  She stood between death and the dying – easing the passage that she could not prevent.  She stood up to Politicians, Popes, and Presidents to speak truth and love and unpopular words. An everyday hero for whom courage was an everyday reality.

God’s people, Christians, have many stories of courage; for while the risks are uncertain, the reward is sure.  It takes courage to put faith into action, to step out of our financial comfort zone, and put Gods’ promises to the test.   Be a hero.  All you have to do is care.

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