Maybe Today Your Feet Hurt

Ink on Pastel Paper – Words:Rosa Parks

The story goes that it had been a long, hard day at work and her feet hurt. So she sat down in the closest open seat on the bus, but because she was ‘colored’ that wasn’t allowed. When she was told to move to the back of the bus she was too tired to move. She didn’t decide today was the day she would defy the system, today was the day she was too tired to move. Rosa Parks knew what had to be done and her fear was gone.

There are injustices everywhere around the globe. There are people who are suffering, persecuted, and live each day in fear for their lives. We may know what needs to be done and things will change when we do what must be done, but that takes courage and action. The strangest of circumstances can provide the impetus for action, be it hurting feet or seeing acts of violence on television.

What do you know to be right that needs to be done? What fear is so strong that it prevents you from being able to move forward or change? What do you want so badly that it has the power to move you from inactivity to action? It could be something as simple as you had a hard day and your feet hurt too much to move. Knowing what needs to be done removes fear.

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