“What delights and what disgust me” or “what inspires or what takes the wind out” form the impetus of daily prayer, meditation and writing.
While in the morning with God and His Word and coffee inspire here at home, school and the new generation of persons in school (staff and students) inspire me.
Over the past two weeks I have been blest while substitute teaching.
In particular in English classes while watching a video about an initiative in Chicago Public School District which address getting students out of crime by writing rhyme — more about that in the future — stay tuned!
And then yesterday while going over Act 2 of The Crucible the class read, wrote, and reflected on people and situations in which people are selected (targeted) and persecuted because of their own unique self.
It is inspiring to see staff and students who are discovering their passion early in life.
Each person possesses a passion for someone or something.
As a result of this particular passion a power emanates.
From the marriage of passion and power a purpose germinates and then flowers and finally blossoms into a plan.
EJ (initials and not the real name) is a recent college graduate who works at a local high. He came from inner city Chicago, grew up in a family in which his younger brother has autism, played football in high school and college. Now he works with high school students in the classroom and on the football field. When asked what was his passion he responded by saying “starting a foundation which helps homeless persons have a life!
May that passion be entered into a marriage of passion and power which germinates and then flowers and finally blossoms into a plan.