Ready or Not?

It’s rare that a picture impacts me the way this one does, so I thought I’d share it.  I know, this has nothing to do with Fidel or his Family, or refugee’s in Boise, but it has everything to do with attitude.

The picture was taken in Liberia by Glenna Gordon (the photographer who graciously allowed us to use her picture for our banner, above).   By our standards, these boys have very little to be happy about.   By the looks on the face in the back right, it’s also clear they weren’t sure who Glenna was and why she was taking their picture.  They were faced with the unknown.  This was a change to the status-quo. The unknown, change, can be a little frightening.

All of us face uncertainty from time to time.  Face it, there are a lot of opportunities for us to engage.  But sometimes we hesitate because we’re not sure how things will turn out. There’s no doubt that sometimes, when I’m not sure what’s going to happen next, I get a little anxious.  I look at this picture, now, and ask myself “Which of these boys will I be?”


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