We are quickly approaching New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I’ve never understood the idea of celebrating because a page in the calendar is turned. I heard someone say that it is an occasion that brings people together – regardless of political persuasion, religion, financial situation or cultural background.
I continue to find it incomprehensible that people find common ground on changing a page in the calendar but not caring about other people. When a disaster strikes, like a hurricane, flood, tornado or terrorist attack, people rally around one another. But when the storm passed we’re back to business as usual.
“Through him all things were made; without Him, nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3
Just once, wouldn’t you like to see a politician quoted by a reporter as saying that it’s important to care about other people when no one is looking and when there is nothing for the giver to gain? Why can’t we all make a new year’s resolution to care about strangers – so that no one is left behind?
Let’s remember that we all have something in common: we’re all created by one God. Let’s act like it!