by Michael Lodge
Over the past two years we have seen the protests, heard the vial hate words against people, but we have seen no action. Hate words never get heard because they did not bring value to the table, they stomped around, shouted, but never did anything within their community. To change a community you have to work with other people, not against them.
Look at communities where there is trouble, violent trouble, nothing gets done or solved because it is always someone else’s fault. But in fact the trouble is that no one in the community wants to dig in and start doing something. Get some guts and get involved. Look at your community and get more people involved. Don’t wait for someone to come in and save you, you have to do it. If you know how to read then teach a child to read, dedicate some time. If you know of a child that is left alone pick them up and get them involved in something. If you see a family is trouble, fighting going on, get your minister involved. Do something – get involved. Stand and do nothing then nothing gets done.
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” —Leonardo da Vinci
If you really care put your signs down, stop yelling and do something of value for just one person in your community for one year, change will happen. One person will get involved and it will grow to others because they see change. Pastors, teachers, accountants, street cleaner, police officer, anyone with a heart beat – get involved – do something that adds value to your community. This is how change works.
Feel the urgency in doing.