A quick break from learning more about software product management, I just wanna share my thoughts about what is wrong with the world based on the daily bread devotion I just read.
FAMILY. When you check for news, articles pop up simultaneously when celebrity couples divorce, or children abandoned, or families divided.
COMMUNITY. People will hear gossips about a neighbour, or a crime that happened which could have prevented, or schools getting attacked by teenagers who are angry at the world.
CITIES AND PROVINCES. People are calling for accountability for governors, or mayors for policies that hurt a lot of people, and state leaders who are called to serve, are the ones who use their position to gain power, and use this power for personal gain.
COUNTRY. Racism is very rampant, not only in the US, but in other parts of the world. Government leaders are either deaf to the calls of the people for a unified government response to unexpected events, or inefficient in conducting their duty to the nation. People are more divided than ever, and security is a word much really needed in a place where there are a lot of chaos, and we are in a time of digital surveillance easily connected to each other. Nation leaders are a cause for division, instead of unity, and policies are drafted not for the majority but only for the elite few.
Truly, we are in a world where one can easily just look around and ask, what’s wrong with the world?
G.K. Chesterton, an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian and literary and art critic, posted a reply to a question asked by the London Times during the turn of the Twentienth century, “What’s Wrong with the World?” His reply?
“Dear Sir: Regarding your article ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’ I am. Yours truly,”
I agree with G.K. Chesterton. In this world where chaos and confusion reign in the hearts of people because of what is happening around them, it is impossible to find peace within if we will not look into ourselves and ask, am I contributing to what’s wrong with the world?
Repentance. Humility. Forgiveness. Love. We have to look within us and desire, most of all, to change for the better. To become a better person. To encourage another person. To forgive our enemies. To put down our ego. To learn that it’s not about us.
As humans, we are naturally selfish, but if we look within, and look above for a chance to change to become better, I am pretty sure change will come, for the better. Not only for ourselves, but for our family, the community, the city, the country. Change will come for the whole world, if it only starts with us.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”G. K. Chesterton
Are you ready to take on the challenge? Your choice.