Learn More, Do More

I know enough to help, you know.

I’ve always had the feeling that I know enough to “get it” (justice) but not talk about it. I mean, I know enough to make simple changes in my life, realize that this is a problem that I am concerned about, but I am in no way knowledgeable enough to share or lead a conversation on the topic because there’s so much that I don’t know. There will always be people who are more learned, passionate, eloquent, etc. than me. Who am I to talk on this, to enlighten people? Who am I to take charge and lead a group to take action on justice? I’m so little.

But I’ve always wanted to do something.
I’m excited to hear other’s thoughts on what they are doing to fight poverty and injustice. I love learning more about what’s going on and what we’re doing to take action. So why am I taking the back seat?

And then I realized –

If you’re passionate about it, you know enough. You know enough to help others know, build excitement, and steer people towards more. Know enough to build a foundation and help others take a stand for what they believe. Know enough to encourage and support others as they venture through the problems of this world and grapple with their role of bringing good into a situation.

Because the more I learn, the more I realize there aren’t always answers to memorize because there aren’t quick fixes to every problem. Not everything is black and white. And this is why we need the WORLD to come together to make change. Although there is one way of bringing justice and peace (and that way is LOVE), there isn’t just one formula for this solution. So face it:

You are needed.

Good. Now you know you’re incredibly valuable, keep learning. Keep challenging. Keep innovating. Start with what you have; work with what you know. With everyone contributing in their own unique way, positive change is inevitable.

This is our time. Our world to shape, our future to create. We are a movement committed to making our lives count.We will not be silent as poverty plagues our planet. We believe in life in all its fullness. We see beauty even in brokenness. Our love has no bounds. Within us are untapped dreams that could change everything. We resist the status quo wherever it suffocates the human spirit. We will take risks, make mistakes, and dare greatly, knowing that a better world is possible. We speak hope. We instigate change. We are rising up as one voice with many expressions.

Watch us lead.

Sophie Bustos