It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), Latino civil rights activist, labor leader, and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association (United Farm Workers union). Chavez won numerous awards for his passionate advocacy of social justice, including the Pacem in Terris Award (1992) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (posthumously in 1994). His personal motto “¡Sí se suede!” (translated from Spanish: “Yes, it can be done!” or “Yes, we can!”) was adopted by the United Farm Workers in the 1960s and several decades later by Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.