MAHATMA GANDHI

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas’ by Mahatma Gandhi.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Mahatma Gandhi once said, ‘If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. …We need not wait to see what others do.’
Each of us has a calling toward something greater than we can fully understand. What is Your word of blessing toward being the change we wish to see in the world today? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I opened the book to the following passage:

“There are moments in your life when you must act even though you cannot carry your best friends with you. The still small voice within you must always be the final arbiter when there is a conflict of duty.”
—MAHATMA GANDHI

Mahatma Gandhi is one of my very favorite people in all of history. He followed his callings. Even when we want so very much to have people be our gods, they cannot. It is the “still small voice” within us that must guide us. When our callings are confusing and troubling to others, that is simply a character flaw of others, not ourselves. It is our own grace and faith that must remain constant. This is the mark of true freedom.

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