Every week we offer a prayerful reflection from a member of the Unbound community. This week our reflection is from Regional Reporter Coordinator Gustavo Adolfo Aybar.
To cry. To create. To smile. To feel joy, heartache, hope. To love. These are the reasons to celebrate our humanity, the luxury of being alive and experiencing all of life’s miracles: a warm dish to eat, a school fee paid, a helping hand, a soccer ball, or a group of rowdy kids kicking and chasing that ball around a grassy field. A bite of ice cream.
Sometimes I experience humanity as my son’s sadness or joy permeates a room. Other times, it’s in the realities I discover while reading about an Unbound family’s struggle, their faith, their gratitude, their strength. These reminders reveal compassion, kindness. These moments remind me to remain present, to accept people and situations as they are, while still seeking ways to improve matters.
Dear Lord, for each of your miracles, fill us with the ability to discern blessing from lesson. Help us to see humanity in each act, each struggling individual and every smiling face. In your name, we pray. Amen.