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Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
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Kiyo Murakami’s “Goddess of Origami - pray for Japan” poster was one of several works of art auctioned off to raise money to provide aide to survivors of March 2011 earthquake
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Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not cave in.