"Be calm, be strong, be grateful,
and become a lamp full of light,
that the darkness of sorrows be annihilated,
and that the sun of everlasting joy arise from the dawning-place of
heart and soul, shining brightly."
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” Even now this statement from Vincent Van Gough feels relevant. It is tough to change things; to smile when our surroundings are gloomy, to push through challenges and confront uncertainty, but within us lies a well of strength which is waiting to be drawn upon. In the short documentary Nzingha, we see the strength it takes for one young woman to break down racial barriers in her sport - a strength which she not only found from within, but from those who came before her. In an article on Muhammad Ali's moral courage, we read of his strength to oppose war, "My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother”. Whether the challenges we face are as complex as a global pandemic or as simple as an attempt to help someone smile, we each have a Divine spark of strength within us, which gives each of us the power to change the world, little by little, together.