The year of Our Lord, 2017, has been a very trying time for many of us, especially those mired in the divisive social conflicts present across the globe. Looking to the new year, one should hope there is better in store. For that to move from hope to reality, however, things must change. To that end, here are some points to ponder:
In the grand scheme of things, how society treats the least of its members defines that society. When the affluent hold contempt or disdain for the socioeconomically challenged, social conflict is surely on the horizon.
What you do does not define you, how what you do changes you will.
A passage from the Bible very apropos in the contemporary environment, “To one who has been given much, much is demanded, and to one who has been entrusted with even more, greater than this is expected.” This does not mean to share your wealth; it means to be charitable through external action and internal compassion.
Mercy is always a positive social action, while grace is a gift from God. One must share God’s grace to “live the gift,” and pray for mercy.
Work hard to improve your image, be someone’s “miracle,” and good things will happen.
Deeper satisfaction always follows a decisive action, so don’t just think it or say it, get off your ass and do something about it. You will be amazed how you will feel afterward.
Have a blessed day, and let’s all pray to our God (in whatever way you may define your deity) for the strength to make 2018 a better year!