The 6 O’clock News 2

I recently read a poem that really impacted me.

The 6 o’clock News

Today I’m resisting

The urge

To watch the 6 o’clock news

I’m choosing

To look up into

An endless sky

And remember

I was born

For village life

Not to bear

the weight

of the world

I will care

For those

Assigned to me

And believe that

Faithfulness will turn the tide.

Annette Kelsey

Uncommon times require an uncommon response.

In this season of the world, who is in your village and who is your responsibility?

Allow your intuition, to help you to discern your faithfulness in this season.

We cannot do everything but we can do something.

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth

2 thoughts on “The 6 O’clock News

  • Valmai Redhead

    A beautiful poem that resonates deeply with me. Thank you for sharing – it is relevant, insightful, and so simple yet so profound.

  • Elaine Fraser

    Loved this line: Uncommon times require an uncommon response.
    When you spoke about this on the weekend, it hit home. Keep speaking and writing those words. They mean something to so many people. ❤️❤️❤️

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