It is much too easy to be overwhelmed and defeated by the constant barrage of negativity that assaults us on a daily basis. We are left feeling small, and complain that we are too insignificant to have any positive impact on the world.
Thankfully, there are those who exist to prove us wrong.
At the Bancheny Monastery and Orphanage in Ukraine, the monks and nuns, led by Father Michael, lead a simple but busy life as they raise over 150 orphans, many of whom are stricken with major diseases and handicaps.
There is no happiness like that of an innocent child, and that is the joy that seems to permeate everyone and everything on the monastery grounds.
The hour long video is incredibly moving, and I am not ashamed to say I cried a lot while watching it. They were not tears of sorrow, however, but tears of joy at the tremendous beauty that I was witnessing.
I found it uplifting to see children (especially orphaned children) being raised to become gentle, loving, caring, and responsible adults.
Should you find yourself with an hour to spare, I encourage you to watch this program. I hope that it inspires you as it did me, and provides you a better outlook on life.
**Note** The video is in Ukrainian, but there are English subtitles, although some things seem to get lost in translation. For the most part, however, it is easy to understand.