we meet no ordinary people

I <3 God, CrossFit, feminism, and my crazy surgery resident life.
I also believe that in my life,
I meet no ordinary people.
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humansofnewyork:

"One day a crazy looking homeless guy came to the door, and we were about to close the door on him, but my mother saw him and shouted: ‘Hey Eugene!’ She knew his name! Then she ran around the kitchen putting all sorts of food into tupperware, and brought it out to him. After he left, we asked my mom why she gave him so much food. She told us: ‘You never know how Jesus is going to look when he shows up.’ She was always saying that— it was a spiritual thing. Then you know what happened? Two months later, that same man showed up on the door step, clean shaven, and wearing a suit. And he had an envelope with money for my mother. ‘Ms. Rosa always believed in me,’ he said. I’ll never forget it! Eugene was his name."

halftheskymovement:

Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide that killed nearly a million people, photographer Pieter Hugo visited Rwanda and took striking photos — in each, a Hutu perpetrator who was granted a pardon by the Tutsi survivor of his crime. 

Pictured here is Cesarie Mukabutera, whose children were killed by Deogratias Habyarimana. In Cesarie’s own words: 

"Many among us had experienced the evils of war many times, and I was asking myself what I was created for. The internal voice used to tell me, ‘It is not fair to avenge your beloved one.’ It took time, but in the end we realized that we are all Rwandans. The genocide was due to bad governance that set neighbors, brothers and sisters against one another. Now you accept and you forgive."

See more of these remarkable photos and stories of forgiveness via the New York Times.

But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.
The Last Battle, C. S. Lewis

"Lent is about becoming, doing and changing whatever it is that is blocking the fullness of life in us right now.

Lent is a summons to live anew.”

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to other kids, what would it be?"
"God is real and he can do miracles."

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," Hillsong United

When/is it ever OK to decide you just want the one marshmallow? Is it OK to define your own success? What drives that?

Too many questions, too few answers.