It's hard to believe that it's been about one year since I wrote the last post about the Invisible Children. In the past year, there has been progress and a great deal of awareness raised about the devestating circumstances that thousands of Ugandans are living in. These three guys have shown the world that we can do something. It started small, with just a vision to go to Africa and report back to America on some of the "invisible stories" that the media doesn't tell us. It's true that the mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds, but grows into an enormous plant.
Do we have the faith to step out? To stand up for justice? To "lay down our lives for our friends" in the name of love? In the name of Christ?
Invisible Children has moved us. It's shaken us. It's inspired us. This movie (among many other documentaries and literary pieces) has shown that the world is small. We live in a global community. We must care for our neighbors across the street and across the Atlantic.
We can all take action once again. Last year, the makers of Invisible Children created a "Global Night Commute" to remember and share the voice of the night commuting children of northern Uganda. This year, there is a similar opportunity with a different name. Displace Me. Visit the site to understand more and be a part of a movement that is taking a stand. A movement that is calling all Americans to fight for the rights of the poor and needy.
I'll end with a quote that I just read this week: "Live simply so that others may simply live."