What Can I Do About It?

When newspaper headlines scream troubled conditions, do we close our mental door with the hope that things will somehow get better, or do we say, "What can I do about it?" When we see disturbances and catastrophes on the television screen, do we sadly shake our heads at the mess the world is in, or do we say, "What can I do about it?"

Often there is the sincere desire to be helpful; but without some knowledge of how one can be helpful, one can easily feel that there isn't much that any one person can do about situations involving war, racism, crime, or even the destructive forces we sometimes see in nature—particularly when it all seems far, far away. How can one individual hope to take on the whole world!

But is one at all justified to feel insignificant or unimportant when worldwide thought has to be considered? Can anyone rightfully afford to shirk his individual responsibility?

God's Kingdom is Within You
November 28, 1970

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