Monday, April 8, 2013

What Everyone's Problem Is

Ahhhh, it's Spring.... the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and people are still screwed up. We all should hopefully know the overall situation with the human race right now: war, lust, lies, wasteful money, poverty, the fame game, government corruption, and sinful activity of the like. It's so tempting to think, "If only there were love... If only there were peace... If only Nickelback would quit making music..."

So what's wrong with thinking that? First of all, we oftentimes long for "good" in the world but have our own personalized version of what that should look like floating around in our head. Our own thoughts can be very misleading because things like feelings, selfishness, desires, and opinions get in the way. Our idea of a better world is usually clouded by the idea that whatever the world should be should benefit us.

Admit it. You do that. Hey, I do that! Who doesn't? Anyway, what's the real issue with the world? You. Really. Our mistake is pointing our fingers to the world, as if we've got nothing to be blamed for. And the convenience of being alive is that it's never too late to start allowing change to take place. In the end, when you're dead and being judged by the hosts of Heaven, they're going to look at you, what you've done, not what you thought of the world.

Anne Frank who, as you hopefully know, was a young Jewish girl who died in a concentration camp (a.k.a. Hell on earth) in the year 1945. Her life was horrible, and she said of the most amazing things ever. One of them being:

"People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow... How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway..."

You see, our example is contagious. Also, what's inside our hearts shows in our behavior and everyday choices. That's why if we're joyful and pure on the inside, the world will see that part of you.
The choice is yours. 
How you react to the terrors of planet Earth is really up to you. You can choose not to fall into despair, not to be unkind to others or yourself, not to be a slave, not to become some kind of emotionless and desensitized robot... to turn towards God, the perfecter of beauty... it's all on you. Liberty can be yours, depending on how you translate it.

"For freedom, Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love." Go do it!

(Galatians 5 verses 1 and 13)

It's like what MJ says, "If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change." Go do it! Nobody's stopping you unless you let them.


  1. Yeah, I agree with what you're saying.
    It's no use to think that other drivers are jerks if I'm cutting people off too, for example. I try not to, but I'm a lousy driver... I don't give others that benefit of the doubt though, usually. Obviously that's a mild example and there are things much worse than cutting someone off on the road. but yeah, I get your point

  2. True story. It is what you make it. I really like that drawing of the two versions of the girl…very interesting.


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