I’ve always thought—tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune. “If you think it’s really wrong to take the test, that’s one thing. Maybe that’s the test. But if it’s only fear of failure—you have not the right to refuse.
I believe I’m being handed a great gift with my Childhood Hunger Awareness Trek. This will change me, change my Awareness of myself, of my life and the world around me. I wonder what I’ll be when I get back.
As I wait for my time to begin, I wonder do I have the courage to follow where I’m being led. I wonder if I’m crazy to believe that this Trek is what I’m being told to do, that I ‘one person’ can make a difference. Dreams are hard to follow because they are that, just dreams. I have to trust in my mission and my dreams and take that jump off the cliff in to uncertainty. I have to trust that as I jump I’ll be caught and be guided in my mission. Children are our future, is our duty and privilege to have them given into our care. To have them go hungry because the politicians, the scared, and the selfish people say that they are not as important as money and power is wrong. I’m going to take that jump in two months to bring awareness of the Hungry Children in America. Join me in taking care of our children. No longer look away and say it’s not my problem, let the government take care of them or their parents who can’t seem to do it. It’s our job as Americans and children of God to take care of our children.