Rosa Parks: Changed the world in a single bus ride. Parks wasn’t the first black American to refuse to give up her seat for a white passenger on public transit, but she was the one who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which made the US civil rights movement world news. Reminds us that even small acts of defiance can have a huge impact.
The work we do is only a means and not an end in itself. No matter how beautiful the work may be, it is still just a simple means. After all, what matters is to belong to Jesus. The work we do is our love for Christ transformed into deeds. --Mother Teresa
Nelson Mandela is the epitome of the fight against the unjust and tyrannical apartheid system of South Africa. For the cause of creating an equal and fair society, Nelson Mandela paid with an interminably long jail sentence. Despite the injustice of going to jail for trying to overthrow apartheid, Nelson Mandela did not become embittered and revengeful. Through forgiveness, he left the way open to negotiations and with considerable skill helped bring about the end of apartheid.