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With all of the turmoil going on today in the lives of many, I can imagine people saying, “When will things change?”
Our society will get better when we learn to respect ourselves enough to treat people like we want to be treated. When young girls learn to value “their” bodies and respect self, we will see a decrease in the number of unwanted pregnancies; a decrease in poverty for children, and an increase in self-esteem and self-worth. When young boys learn to respect themselves and others; especially females, we will see a decrease in sexual promiscuity, a decrease in fatherless homes, and an increase in male accountability and responsibility towards others. We will also see an increase in self-esteem and self-awareness, greater independence and a decrease in dependence–upon drugs, gangs, and violent activities.
Realistically, things will change when people see a need to change their perspectives and values–for the greater good of all. Theoretically, things will change at some point in time, when people get tired of doing the same thing the same way, expecting different results. Theologically, things will change when people understand God’s purpose and plans for our lives and choose to live accordingly.
Things will change when…we change what we do and say and how we treat others. When all have come to know Jesus and live by the commandments He gives–love God with all our heart, soul, and mind; and love our neighbor as ourselves, things will change.