It’s a Good Calling, then…

One panel featured during the "More Than a Number" Exhibit featuring the stories of Cambodian Genocide Survivors. 2012.

The “More Than a Number” Exhibit featuring the testimonies of Cambodian Genocide Survivors. 2012.

“We live in a world where bad stories are told,
stories that teach us life doesn’t mean anything
and that humanity has no great purpose.

It’s a good calling, then, to speak a better story.
How brightly a better story shines.
How easily the world looks to it in wonder.
How grateful we are to hear these stories,
and how happy it makes us to repeat them.”

― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

9 thoughts on “It’s a Good Calling, then…

  1. I do not know the context in which these lines were written but the message is very positive.To keep telling good stories that inspire people to be good,to do good and be caring.

  2. Awesome. An existance without God is no existance at all. There’s no meaning or purpose. Just humans thining that they are number one and have all of the answers. But look where that got us. Look where that got the poor victims of genocide.
    Blessings to you, beautiful soul.

    • initially when i read your comment, it appears as if you are saying that the victims of genocide are the ones who are guilty of thinking they are number one and have all the answers. this is not what you are implying is it?

      • Oh my. Absolutely not. I am referring to those that have been in positions of leadership in the past and have caused such horrors to happen. Like the ‘survival of the fittest’ mentality. As if some had more dignity than others. Such as leaders like Hitler. Humanistic mentality. I am so sorry if my comment came off sounding like that. It wasn’t my intention at all. I am totally for giving a voice to those who haven’t had the chance to have one.
        Many blessings.

      • ahhh..i figured that’s what you meant to say, thank you for the clarification. no worries.

        indeed.. we live in such a broken, messed up world, that has been witness to these atrocities. it reminds me of how much more i must cling onto God who gives me sure hope.

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