Dear Yoda,
You are quite the theologian, philosopher and poet.  You said “Do or do not. There is no try” and in those two short sentences, you extended a call to *do* kindness, *do* acts of justice, “do” speak up for … the bullied … the disabled … the environment … the addict … the mentally ill … the lonely … the impoverished … the victimized … the grieving … the homeless … the abused animals and human beings … the elderly … the frightened … the planet … the chronically ill; you extended  a call to *do* kindness, *do* acts of justice, “do” speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves and who  need other voices so that a choir of concern is heard and change can begin

You set a challenge and put forth a reminder that … change *can* begin … peace *can* appear … joy *can* be experienced … hope *can* be rekindled.  Perhaps only in oh-so-small steps, perhaps only in oh-so-small glimpses, but change *can* happen when an attitude of Yoda begins in our heart, in our mind, in our spirit, in our action.

The change might not happen in the ways we want, or expect, or in the time frame we need. But change *can* happen.   “Do or do not.  There is no try.”

On this, the fourth day of the month of the year, may the Fourth and the Force be with us all.

© June Maffin


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