In the grand scheme of global challenges, wars, terrorism, and humanitarian, economic, and ecological crises, participating in local school board elections may seem insignificant. But as renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead once wisely noted, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This sentiment underscores the profound connection between seemingly small actions and the potential for significant change.
Drawing inspiration from Mead’s words, Sunday’s message explores the idea that hope is not just a passive emotion but an active force, a tangible product of intentional, collective actions that contribute to the building of a better, more hopeful world for ourselves and future generations. Let’s explore the pathways to possibility together.
The message was delivered on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.