Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Christian Perspective

- André Jaquet -

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that thanks to your parents, you received a good education and now through your own hard work and savings you can maintain a certain standard of living. Others face a daily battle just to survive.

Do I sense some voices grumbling “So what do you want me to do about that”? It’s not my fault”. You can do plenty. Open your eyes and ears, your mind and heart and look for opportunities to lend a helping hand to worthy, well-run organisations that are doing all they can but need more ideas, helpers and funds.

Sharing is a two-way street and if some of us try to impose our ideas of what should be done while others wallow unmotivated and aimlessly in self-pity, nothing will change for the better. What practical things can we do about this sorry state of affairs?

Tax the rich more? Oh no, Trevor has already done that! There is a much easier and less painful way that in fact brings you much joy and satisfaction. I suspect that all it would take is an effort to get to know and care about the people that are around us every day. I would be very surprised if you didn’t feel that you have gained more from that contact than you have given.

And why stop there? Why don’t we try to get to know about folks who worship in another Church, Mosque, Synagogue or Temple?

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