Obs: Aqui não tem espaço para racismo e preconceito. ✨Só luz ✨
O grito de liberdade veio do Nordeste Brasileiro ✊🏾✨
Serra da Barriga, Capitania de Pernambuco.
Zumbi, também conhecido como Zumbi dos Palmares, foi uma importante pessoa guerreira ✊🏾na história brasileira, sendo reconhecido como um dos pioneiros na resistência contra a escravidão. Foi o último dos líderes do Quilombo dos Palmares, o maior dos quilombos do período colonial. Zumbi nasceu na então Capitania de Pernambuco, na Serra da Barriga, região hoje pertencente ao município de União dos Palmares, no estado de Alagoas.
Nunca estarei satisfeito até que a segregação racial desapareça da América.
Não importa a cor do cabelo, o estilo das roupas, muito menos a cor da pele. Nada disso define caráter. #valeuzumbi#nordeste#racismonão#zumbidospalmares#palmarespernambuco#maragogi#alagoas#riodejaneiro#13emenda
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Sometimes I feel like my dreams are so big that they are unachievable. But if every ‘small’ thing you do is executed with pride and effort, those quality acts build on each other to bring you one step closer to YOUR greatness, making those big goals all the more attainable.
Just because it’s small, doesn’t mean it’s unimportant or inconsequential.
'The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?'
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?' - Martin Luther King Jr.🙏.
Recently I have been spending time in prayer, contemplating what direction to take my gifts and talents. I keep feeling this impression on my heart that draws me closer to the parable of the good Samaritan - Luke 10:25-37. "what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself." As I spend time with the Lord, I am drawn by humanity and its brokenness. Many of you of gone through painful experiences and struggled through many losses. I feel your pain through the harsh judgments. Which brings me back to the words of a wise man I had struggled to understand in my state of unawareness; "Jana stop looking at your neighbor as a parasite and listen to what they have to say, all of these broken souls are children of God. Love them just as Jesus loves you." I know how you feel, and I have great empathy for your soul. I too was torn, broken and confused wandering aimlessly through my own brokenness. I pushed everything away to hide from the pain that I witnessed and experienced growing up. During those times, I felt like throwing in the towel, trying to find an easy way out by hiding from the world.
I've seen death and near death experiences. And I've even saved lives; just before a woman was about to throw herself off the "high level bridge", I grabbed her by the arm - her spirit was broken and she was in tears and wept in my arms.
God isn't keeping score but asking us to keep an open heart and spirit of discernment. Even when I wasn't aware in those moments, I acted with an open heart, my intuition and spirit. This action doesn't come from paying dues at church, or a local charity (sure those count) but it was from sharing my time with the broken.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.🍃 #martinlutherkingjr
How cool are these kids! 👫
A great morning at St Anthony's Catholic School giving a talk about #leadership . They asked super smart questions and mentioned many great leaders in our international community such as #MahatmaGandhi , #MartinLutherKingJr and #MotherTheresa . 💬🙌 Many of you will know that one of my favourite #quotes - which sits in a frame in my office - is a statement by #NelsonMandela : "#Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." 🌏 It's mind blowing to think about the power in this classroom, and the great potential for these students to shape our world in different ways. I love St Anthony's - my father and sisters went to school there - it's a great local school! 💙