What can we do?

Posted: September 2, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Every day our lives are filled with tragedy. Death, heartbreak and catastrophe dominate the media and too often get much closer. What can we do? I see three general options:

  1. Ignore what’s going on unless that proves to be impossible.
  2. Rant, rave and demand others do something.
  3. Engage, get involved and make a difference ourselves.

Option one is the path most chosen. The day to day busyness of our lives has a way of making this seem like the only option. Combining our hectic lives with the overwhelming volume of bad news makes it easy to think there’s nothing we can do.

Option two is smoke and mirrors. If I can make enough noise, maybe no one will notice things are only getting worse and I can put the blame on others. The distressing aspects of this option are; it’s primarily focused on the past and few hearts get changed.

Option three changes the question altogether. Instead of asking, “What can we do?” We’re now asking, “What can I do?” This is how we change the world! And the answer to, “What can I do?” is Love. We can’t legislate it and we can’t expect others to do it for us. Each day we encounter hurt, lonely, angry, insecure people. They need to be loved and they need to know someone cares. We can do that! We probably won’t make headlines but imagine the difference that can be made. What shooter or bomber could have their heart changed by real love before they ever even consider…

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Comments
  1. +2 says:

    Amen, brother! Well said.

  2. +2 says:

    Reblogged this on positively second and commented:
    Great post here with some good stuff to think about…

  3. jasehv says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Love is Totally being missed sooo often. May God continue to show us How darn big His Heart is and what that entails…becoming a parent you get a strong taste, but I’ve seen even parents excommnicate their kids because of life choices they make. We are losing our minds/hearts…and the world sees it…..it was the one thing that Jesus said would show Him to the world–the one thing they could believe. Because Love is the one thing that you really can see without “seeing.” Greetings from Holland, thanks again,
    Jasmine

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