What are the items, ideas, concepts, people, activities that come to mind?
It’s a sobering question in today’s world, an important question to address, and your answer really should direct your thoughts, time, and actions.
What’s My Answer?
Your answer to that important question most likely will be very different from mine. That’s okay, because it is a crucial question – and it needs to be answered personally. Here are my thoughts:
Our earth’s survival … especially in light of climate change and the way it is causing floods, earthquakes, forest fires, animal deaths, a reduction of safe human water supply, etc.
Our USA democracy’s future; the future of our adherence to the constitution, and the results of the 2020 presidential election
Morals… our ability as a people in the world to live in Christ-like love, treating one another with respect and compassion
Sharing our resources, caring for one another, using our sense of kindness and our resources and talents to be all God made us to be
Tell me what you would add in terms of “What’s Important to You?”
Making a Difference
Even though my list starts out with global and national concerns, and I am committed to doing whatever I can, the place where I feel we can do the most good is on that one-on-one contact. If we look at those giant problems, we sometimes conclude they are too big for us to do anything about them, even though they may be “most important” to us.
So, bottom line, while I support “Pure Love Does” to educate children in third world countries, and I reach out with “Clean Water” donations and other monetary ways to support worthy causes, what’s most important to me is what I do day after day in tangible ways:
Be all that God made you to be.
Ask Him to help you meet
the people He wants you to meet.
Ask Him to help you know what
He wants you to say.
Ask Him to help you do
what He would like you to do.