David Archuleta ~ On Another Topic by Bluesky
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
When I started seeing the #PrayForParis tweets I wondered what had happened, why the hashtag? I googled it and found out that a horrific act against France had taken place. It brought back memories of the terror we experienced here and that other countries face every day. I then got a notification of David’s Instagram post and it comforted me.
I’m always impressed with David’s words, his genuine compassion and care for others as I am with Bluesky’s thoughtful comment that had to be shared.
On another topic—
When I think of the happenings in the world, the huge sadness, the grief, the chaos, the anger, and for some – the despair, I am tempted to think, “What difference does a song make? What difference does one person make? What difference can kindness make? Are we to be overwhelmed by darkness, pain, misery, discouragement? Is goodness too simple an answer?”
When I feel those temptations crawling towards my heart, I do my best to remind my self that light is always stronger than darkness, and that the action of one kind deed can be more meaningful than many contending voices. One by one, united by a strength greater than our own and faith in the only things that outlast time: truth and love, we become more than we know. We do more than we could ever do alone.
DA is one who shares, searches for, and testifies of that kind of light and hope. Sometimes it takes courage to be a person of faith. But when that faith (whatever it may be) is grounded in and reaches for the best in all of us, then – believe in it. Believe. Hold hands. Join hearts.
Like DA – we can have the courage to “sing”.