With everything going on in the world today it seems that suddenly everyone has a (very loud) opinion of how we should fix all of the worlds problems. It doesn’t matter what news station you choose, what radio station, what social media is your poison of choice. It doesn’t even matter if the posts you follow are supposed to be the most positive people out there, if you aren’t agreeing with them right now, you are going to feel the wrath. All, it seems, are shouting the same things:
– Fire someone! Hire someone else.
– Blame this group, start a new group, guilt that group into being quiet so the group over there can be heard louder.
– Point the finger, shrug off any and all blame/guilt.
– Say we all need to talk and be supportive, then attack when the opinion given differs from the one you like the most.
– Call names.
– Spread lies.
– Live in denial.
Yup, all of this is bound to be helpful and go a long way in making the world a better place. It has to because everyone is doing it…right?
Or maybe….nah, it’s too simple, too old fashioned…but you know, just maybe….
Maybe I’m naïve, maybe I live in the middle of nowhere so I don’t really understand what’s going on. Maybe I’m just a stay at home, homeschooling mom with no real experience.
Or maybe, just maybe, because of my position I am given a unique perspective.
Maybe I’m not the one who’s crazy.
Maybe the thought of making a difference right where you are isn’t so crazy.
Maybe pouring your love out on those closest to you and then watching the ripple effect isn’t so far-fetched.
Maybe finding the lost and needy and impoverished right in your own neighborhood and taking care of them isn’t such an antiquated thought.
Maybe changing lives for the better: loving, sharing, supporting, training, encouraging, can happen right where you are.
Maybe it doesn’t cost as much as you think.
Maybe it doesn’t take as much time as you think.
Maybe the biggest impact you can have on the world will be when you pour yourself out in service to those who are right where you are.
Maybe we shouldn’t wait for someone else to do it for us.
Maybe we should just start.
Maybe others will be watching and will repeat your actions of love with others.
Maybe it will pick up momentum and travel far away.
Maybe it will change the world.
Maybe that’s what God meant when he said “Love one another just as I have loved you.”
Maybe, just maybe.
Love from here,