Hope for the world

TIME Magazine’s February 3, 2020, issue included a quote from Michelle Bachelet that encouraged me. I want to share some of her words with you:

“…Hatred is not baked into human nature. It can be healed.… Remember this: no matter how grave and tangled the crisis, core values will steer you to the path of solutions. We are not alone. Other people matter. Justice matters.” *

When I’m tempted to be discouraged and to lose hope, I’m recalled to my core belief: i.e., that we each are called into this life to become the best person we are capable of being so that together we can heal the world. From the time we draw breath, this is our primary work. Nobody said it would be easy. But as the author George Eliot wrote, “What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?”

*Michelle Bachelet is the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and a former President of Chile.