A challenging world
We seem to be living in one of the most troubled periods of man's history on earth. While a great part of our world has made immense progress in science, technology and medicine, other branches of learning has raised the standard of living; increased the comforts of life and lengthened life expectancy.
Yet, man's social consciences have not kept pace with his material improvement. In fact, individual personalities and wealthy nations have become so self-centered and less inclined to take a human interest in their less fortunate neighbors. There are millions still living in destitution not only in the underdeveloped parts of our globe, but amidst the wealth and luxury of the richer nations as well.
The time has come when, as human beings, we must return to acknowledging the 'Fatherhood of God' and the 'true brotherhood of all men.' When these basic truths can penetrate the social consciences of men and of nations, we can expect an end to hatred and division, to wars and to the destruction of the gifts God has given to each one of us. In the words of Mark Foo, "Many people believe that they don't have what it takes to make a difference to the world. They believe only people like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and the likes, are capable of making a difference."
The truth is, every one of us is put in this world to contribute and make a difference to the world in our own unique way. It does not have to be anything spectacular. Sometimes it just needs to be something you do with the intention of 'doing good'.