Posted by: nmontague | August 19, 2010

Imagine a world

Earlier tonight I was reading a post about an article by Walter E. Williams called “Will Republicans save us?” And honestly, I can answer no. Republicans won’t save us. Democrats won’t save us. No political party can save us. The fact is our government is corrupt. And our government is corrupt because We, the People, are corrupt. We are getting what we vote for.

A government cannot fix that. It will take a Revolution among the people to fix that. I am not talking about any sort of violent coup. I am talking about a Revolution of the human mind and heart. A Restoration of strong values. A Spiritual Rebirth. A change in Culture.

If any of you have ever seen Bill O’Reilly, he often talks about the Culture War. He talks in terms of politics and laws and regulations though. But the simple truth is that if you have to enforce your view point with law. You’ve already lost the culture war. Culture isn’t changed through politics. It isn’t changed through laws and regulations. Culture is changed by individuals choosing to do different things then they currently are. Culture changes based on Individuals behavior. And Behavior is changed by their hearts and minds.

The greatest thing we can do to change society is to change our own selves. This is the principle Christ was trying to teach while rebuking the Pharisees:

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess
  
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. (Matthew 23:25-26)
The world changes when we take care of our lives. When we live good principles. We change the culture around us. When we stand and lift where we are, we can do incredible things.
Can you imagine a world where we would be if we all strived to live honest lives? Where our word was our bond? Where people could depend on us to do things we say we will do and trust everything we say?
Can you imagine a world where we all worked hard? We all strived to be the best at whatever we do? We all strived to expand and learn more whether through reading or experiments or pondering? 
Can you imagine a world where we are all thrifty? We all tried to use our creative skills? Where we would learn for the sake of learning instead of merely to get a piece of paper for some imagined job somewhere down the line?
Can you imagine a world where we voluntarily humbled ourselves? Where we were willing to lift others up and not be upset if someone tried to lift us? Where we focused on people instead of luxary, wealth, or pleasure?
The world is what we create it. We start with ourselves. We clean the inward vessel. Then we influence those around us. Our families. We lift them to a higher place. Then our neighbors. We actively seek the truth and try to be true to our duties and responsibilities. We take joy in service. We pray to God and cast on Him all our cares.
God is ultimately the only one who can save us. He is the only one who can help us overcome many of the obstacles in our path. We don’t have to be perfect today or tomorrow. What we need to do is try our bests and then let God handle the rest.
Is this some utopian dream? Maybe. But if we want to avoid the destruction power of corruption and vice, we need to restore ourselves to the truth. To purity. To honesty. We need to have hope. And corruption destroys hope. It destroys everything it touches.
Even one person doing better makes the world a brighter place. And if we have the right Spirit to it, our joy and attitude can spread like wildfire.
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Responses

  1. Very NICE, Neil! I love it!!!! Keep them coming, PLEASE! lol.


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