Some have labeled this generation as the “Me Generation”. Think about what is going on! Everyone has their Facebook account that is all about themselves; a self-promoting site for an individual to show off to the entire world. Many people have a blog or put something up on YouTube to let the world know what they are up to. Then there is the endless dribble of tweets to consider. When 16,000 college students were asked what their top goal was, 80 percent said “getting rich” and 4 percent said “getting more spiritual”. Trends from this study are also showing that relationships are getting shorter. Perhaps the relationship was not enough about them and they just could not give of themselves to another person. With our busy high-tech lifestyles, it seems we have little patience and understanding of others. It is time to move on from the “Me Generation” and end all of this instant gratification and selfishness.
Even in the incredible life that Christ lead, he gave all the credit and glory to his father. To break away from being self-centered and develop a true friendship, you need to concentrate on what the other person’s needs are. It is not about what you want. Make a sincere attempt at understanding others thoughts, fears and motivations. Ask about people’s interests, talk about what is important and going on in their lives. Remember birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and births etc. Bring gifts. Say “thank you”. Praise the capabilities and accomplishments of others. What can you do to search out the lost, the forgotten and the lonely in life?
“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” – Jesus Christ from Matt 25:40
Be less judgmental and be loving and willing to see the good in people and encourage them to change and maybe even follow your good example. Each one of us can be a force for good in this world in showing love and compassion one small act at a time given out of pure love.
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa