It is far too easy to forget about pressing issues when one is living one’s day-to-day life – a life filled with activities, friends, meetings, classes, and the like. The good that one had done weeks prior may simply be a faded image in the distance. But what about the lessons that had been learned and the realization that a change needed to be made?
Continuing to meet with the group and planning reorientation projects is essential in truly learning and turning those realizations into actions. I learned that education is necessary, consideration is always needed, and listening is one of the most important aspects of productive action. I learned that people make mistakes, but more importantly, people grow from them too. I learned that just because a man doesn’t have a roof over his head, he is not less of a human being. I learned that just because a woman depends on getting her meals from the back of a van or the basement of an old church doesn’t mean her life is any less important. I learned these things. But I don’t want these messages to fade and become less meaningful. I learned these things. But it’s time for others to learn them too.