“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that is important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your actions. But if you do nothing, there will be no restult.” – Gandhi
Each voice in the following video would be small, insignificant, almost awkward if heard only by itself. Yet each voice contributed a meaningful, essential, and beautiful part to the whole chorus. The more voices singing, the more excellent the song.
Perhaps this chorus provides a metaphor for right living. Righteousness can feel awkward, insignificant, and small as a single action. Standing up for the kid who is being made fun of, refusing to call in sick just to gain a day off, admitting your own jealosies and faults, these actions are not momentous on their own. Sometimes doing right can seem futile, worthless, against the tide of apathy and self-centeredness that floods our culture.
What if each action, each small moment of good, sounded a voice or a note in the earth’s righteous choir? How could God and the angels do anything but smile at the sound of such beautiful singing?