What a wonderful world!
6. Daily miracles!
“Are there ten things right with our world today?” responds retired college administrator Cris Richardson of Verdigris, Oklahoma. “I think there are, but sometimes we don’t notice them in the cacophony of bad news that spews forth from the television and radio. We need to listen to the quiet, gentle people who are going about their good works and lives without fanfare. Desmond Tutu recently wrote: ‘We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live these truths.’ Miracles happen every day. First, many babies are born into loving families every day. Second, many people are adopting or are mentoring those who are not born into a loving family every day. Third, people celebrate birthdays, weddings, christenings, salvation, bar mitzvahs, and many others special events every day. Fourth, there are volunteers all over the world working to aid those suffering: providing food, providing fresh water, releasing the captives; praying for the suffering every day. Fifth, there are some who are expressing love to those who are neglected: prisoners, widows, and the disabled every day. Sixth, even young people are looking after the homeless here in the United States of America every day. Which leads to the Seventh: our young people are for the most part better than we give them credit for. Eighth, the church (the individuals that make up the body of Christ) is reaching out in love and compassion to the lost, ministering as Jesus Christ ministered every day. Ninth, perhaps, just maybe, optimists outnumber pessimists. Finally, tenth, we should recognize the health and happiness of our families every day."