What’s the fuss about doing good? Is evil triumphing over Good?
It’s almost been forgotten that a month ago, the media was awash with articles and pictures of Pauline Muganda showing an act that is considered by many, as kindness, to William Kisumo, a physically challenged beggar from Nakuru county, Kenya.
First of all, kudos to the 4th estate for running that story and truly showing that customer service is more about the people than anything else. Frankly speaking, that is a calling and not just anybody can do customer service (people in the industry now call it “Customer Experience”). What’s the lasting impression you will leave on the mind of your customer? What will they remember you or the company you represent, for?
I attended the Global Leadership Summit 2016, and one of the sessions was by WILFREDO DE JESÚS, Senior Pastor, New Life Covenant Church; Community Leader and Author on CULTURE DRIFT.
He said, “Prevalence of evil is because good is absent.”
We live in a society that fails to see the good in others. We treat everyone as a suspect first and then we accommodate them. No one wants to abide by the common line lawyers use, “everyone’s innocent unless proven otherwise”. I cannot lay the blame on you and am not here to judge or tell you what to do. I am just here to paint a picture and hopefully you will be convicted to be the difference
We always clamouring to read about stories of evil and how bad the world is becoming. Man eat dog headlines where we can point out the gravity of the situation. In a way, we contribute a lot because most of us do nothing but just exclaim how evil the society is. A world where you turn to the newspapers and it screams, “EVIL”. Black Eyed Peas have a song titled, “Where Is The Love?”. Indeed the question that begs answers is, Where is the love? For those who share a similar faith like mine, i.e. believing in Jesus Christ, you will agree that the love we all seek is from God. God is love and you ain’t got to look any place further.
If we did not have the Mahatma Gandhi’s, the Martin Luther King Jr’s and the Malcolm X’s and the Pauline Muganda’s in this world, all hope would be lost. Would you stand up for the truth; for people to see good in you? It starts with you (I know, I know, you have heard it countless times) but really, think about it. Stop looking for good in others when you do not have compassion for others.
Jesus brought hope to a lost generation, a time when Romans and the law had oppressed the people. He became a source of refreshment to a society that needed someone to stand up against evil.
Proverbs 11:25 New International Version
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Jesus had compassion on the people, that’s why He always saw a need and was able to help. Matthew 9:36 New Living Translation
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Are our necks so deep in the sand that we do not want to be involved in anything? The words of Wilfredo De Jesus should awaken us – evil prevails because of the absence of good.
Dear Lord, thank you for your love for us that you sent us your only SON Jesus Christ to save us from our sin. I thank you for the compassion you have on your people and may you fill us with love for one another. May our societies change for good as you lead us to be world changers.
Lord I pray this in the most holy name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, AMEN
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