n.  the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.

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the power of advocacy is one of the greatest gifts that all humans have.

the ability to stand up, reach out, and make a difference is innate in everyone, it defines the human experience – it marks history. the annals of time are littered with those who did not back down, who did not give up, who made choices – not for themselves – but for others. advocacy is what changes lives.

Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of the Christian faith, epitomizes advocacy in the fullest. Christ’s life, persecution, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven stand as the ultimate form of advocacy – he existed purely for our sake.

whether you are a professing Christian, a marginal believer, a follower of another faith, agnostic or atheist – ask yourself a simple question:

am i making this world a better place – and if not, how can i?

advocacy can take many shapes or forms. from political activism, to pedagogy – from protests to community service. advocacy is simply this: one human dedicating themselves for the betterment of other humans. 

what is my advocacy? that everyone should experience their lives to their fullest – that they may grow personally and spiritually.

need a place to start? join this conversation if it moves you.

want to send me a message?

gmail address: nathan.r.elson (put “advocay” in the subject).