The world we inhabit is shaped by the actions of human beings, both good and evil. Spiritual principles and ideals require human agents to manifest in the physical realm. As individuals, we possess the power to become vessels for God’s grace, illuminating the world around us. Our choices are not limited; we have free will to pursue any path. However, it is crucial to recognize that each action we take aligns us either with the forces of good or darkness. Our positive actions contribute to the economic peace and progress in our world.
Every day presents an opportunity to bring light and joy to the world through acts of kindness and love. Conversely, engaging in laziness, mediocrity, theft, and corruption only contribute to its deterioration. Our ordinary lives either contribute to or hinder the country we desire. There is no middle ground; if we are not part of the solution, we automatically become part of the problem. It is hypocritical to complain about corruption while engaging in unethical practices. Corruption is nothing more than millions of people engaging in unethical behavior.
Let us consider the problems that plague our world and how our everyday lives contribute to or solve these problems. Nehemiah’s example offers guidance. The ruins of Jerusalem’s walls burdened Nehemiah, prompting him to embrace the responsibility for projects and reforms. His personal efforts initiated change that brought his country closer to a better future. If we commit to being the salt and light of our world, our good works will inspire and attract more people. As we align with the forces of good, theft and corruption will diminish, and our world will become more righteous and prosperous over time.