Sometimes, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the problems we face in the world today. It is easy to feel like there is nothing we can do that will change anything or make a difference. Today I want to remind you that the little things count, too.
If this sounds a little 'preachy', I apologize. It is an expression of my frustration with all the posturing and finger-pointing that seems so prevalent in our world. I am (obviously) all for pointing out problems, protesting wrongs and working on big changes in our society. But, let's not forget the changes we can make right now, today.
Look around you. Look at your life. What baby steps can you take that would set us all on the road to a better world?
You march around at protests
And proudly wave your sign,
But what have you done today
To change your world and mine?
Did you clothe a shivering child?
Did you feed a hungry bum?
Or did you walk right by,
Carefully avoiding the scum?
Did you plant a community garden?
Share your money with the poor?
Or when they came a-knocking
Did you hide behind the door?
Did you tell someone you love them?
Did you lend a helping hand?
Or did you say that you’re too busy
And trust they’d understand?
Did you comfort a broken heart?
Bring a lonely soul some cheer?
Did you even take the time
To hold your loved ones near?
You brag about your house,
Proud that it’s built right,
Did you offer that extra room,
To a homeless family tonight?
You’ve got a wonderful car,
Great quality & the price was fair.
Did you drive the widow next door
When she needed medical care?
You fill the pews on Sunday
Thankful that you’ve been blessed,
But can you face up to your Creator
And truly say you’ve done your best?