Back during the early years of television, a news reporter noticed a worker high up on top of the Empire State building in New York City, adding a tv transmitter to the top of the building. Thinking it would make for a great human interest story, the reporter decided to interview him. When they were finally face to face, he asked, “Aren’t you afraid to work under conditions like that? Isn’t it dangerous?” “Yes,” replied the man, “But then again, how many people can say that they have changed the skyline of a city like New York!”
While we may never have the opportunity to change the skyline of a great city, we do have the ability every day to change the world around us – for better or worse. Our everyday actions affect not only ourselves but affect and influence other people. Their actions in turn influence others still. We can help make this world more loving, more caring, more peaceful, more blessed. Through our words, our generosity, our smile, our kind deeds, God has given us the privilege and ability to share with him in his healing and redeeming work.
Let us pray: Loving God, we remember today that our generosity makes a difference not only in the world around us – but also in the world within us. May we live this day in such a way that it changes the world in ways that honor you. Amen.