Hope on a Tightrope – Part II

You’re made in the image of God. You’re a featherless, two-legged, linguistically conscious creature born between urine and feces. Thats us. One day your body will be the culinary delight of terrestrial worms. You know that. Be honest. Put on your three-piece suit if you want to, but thats not armor against death. The question is: Who are you going to be in the meantime, in this time and space? You don’t get out of time and space alive. (Dr. Cornell West, Hope on a Tightrope, pg. 28)

Whoa!  Since he put it like that, there’s not much left to say.  The part of this quote that just floors me every time I read it is, “Who are you going to be in the meantime, in this time and space?”  This speaks to the fierce urgency of now.  We all have people in our lives (including us), who are not living up to their potential in this time and space.  We MUST continue to encourage movement.   We can’t afford the time to take the scenic route when it comes to moving toward our potential.  Education, Spiritual Life, Family Life, Career; you name it, we’ve got work to do!  Let’s not wait until the “shoulda, coulda, woulda’s” to move forward.  We have been blessed with THIS time and space, another is not promised.  YOU DON’T GET OUT OF SPACE AND TIME ALIVE!

Love, Blessings, and Urgency,


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