Do you remember Yoda from Star Wars? A legendary Jedi Master, he may have been small in size but he was quite the theologian, philosopher and poet.
Yoda said “Do or do not. There is no try” and in those two short sentences, 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 – so that a choir of concern could be heard and change could begin
Yoda 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 a Yoda Attitude 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, Happy May Fourth!
May the Fourth and Force be with us all.
© June Maffin