“Come away from your anxious hesitations into the storm of events.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Our group is inspired by the man Simon of Cyrene. Picked from the crowd watching Christ struggle under the agonizing weight of the cross, Simon Cyrene helped carry the load. An African carrying the burden for a suffering Jew. Two different people. One who struggled. And another who refused to stand by and watch. WE CHOOSE NOT TO BE BYSTANDERS.
The storms of events are all around us. They are right outside our doors, across our streets, in front of our faces. They may be blocks away or oceans away. But they are there. The storms. We see them. We cannot help but see them. Do we watch the storms of events destroy the human spirit? Do we hesitate to jump in? Or do we, in total abandonment, take the leap?
We choose to leap. Will it be painful? At times, yes. Will we fail? Most assuredly there will be stumbles. But we go. We go headstrong into the winds. We choose not to be bystanders to the storm. We choose to be participants in the life of the storm.