The darkness tells me:
You are a nobody.
You’re not a statesman. You’re not a leader. You don’t even have a title. You speak for no one. You are insignificant. Who do you think you are?
The light flickers inside. Its flame rises a little higher and responds:
I am somebody. I am God’s creation. He created me with all my unique talents, skills, and experiences so that I can be armed with the tools to make big changes in this world. He inspires me with His examples of love and mercy to mankind.
The darkness ascends and creeps closer:
You can’t make a difference. Nobody cares what you say or what you think. There’s too much hate being exchanged. Love isn’t powerful enough.
The light grows stronger still:
Love is the first emotion passed down to me at birth from my mother. Love is what is given freely without waste or worry. Love replenishes on its own. Love only needs a larger vessel to hold it because it will always fill its current container with more to spare. Hate is what needs constant fuel to burn, otherwise it spatters out and dies. Love’s fuel is from within and never runs out.
I am somebody. I am me. I am on the side of love and light, not hate and darkness. I am on the side of God, not His enemy. I am a carrier of God’s message of mercy to all, and I am strong enough to carry the message because God told me so.
Don’t ever lose hope. Don’t ever think that you can’t make a difference. You are you because God made you this way, and He knows you have something valuable to offer this world.
— 2 Faiths 1 Friendship