No. No we cannot. That is why we have to work at it and why it takes so much time working at it to make the progress, little or lasting, that we do.
Think about our Savior, Jesus Christ, the one perfect individual to have walked upon the earth and all that he had to endure. He was perfect. And still, people did not get along with him.
Imagine Christ in our world today. Oh wait. Yeah, the Judeo-Christian values are what triggers the need for #SafeSpaces and claims of #HateSpeech today. Nevermind.
Additional Reading: On a lighter note…
There are some really wonderful people on social media. I am so happy to have the opportunity to follow them, converse with them, and share a wonderful virtual life with them.
When thinking back on Glenn Beck’s 9/12 series of RESTORING HONOR, COURAGE, AND LOVE, having only been able to attend the events virtually, it still amazes me at how many incredible outcomes there were and continue to be thanks to every day people with the same vision.
In my Church, we have a song that we teach the Primary children: Kindess Begins With Me. And if you couple that with Exodus 19, quoting the first line from the chapter heading “The Lord covenants to make Israel a peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation…” you can see how one person doing good is just the beginning of building a great and wonderful kingdom. Even if it all begins virtually.