Have you heard the one about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody?
It seems there was a rather important job that needed doing and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
You’ve probably heard this story before. And, like me, you’ve probably been a part of a similar story as at least one of the characters. But, the way many of our lives are heading, don’t be like any of these. Our cities and towns, our nation, the world–are headed in dangerous directions. Somebody needs to begin to do something. Anybody can do it. Everybody knows it needs doing, but nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Be the one who does it—whatever it is. It would be a good start.
When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just do it – quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes. helps you out (Matthew 6:3-4)
Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t do it are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like. (James 1:23-24)