I often ask myself, “Am I doing something with my life that will make a difference in the long run?”
It seems too easy to get caught up into selfish activity that makes you feel good in the moment you’re in and may benefit yourself, but does not benefit anyone else.
Is this the route to heaven? I don’t think so.
The two great commandments from the Bible are, to love God with your whole heart, and to love your neighbor as yourself. True love lived always includes your neighbor. It can never be selfish or exclusive.
So, what are you doing that makes life better for your neighbor?
Here’s a story of a man who put selfish interest aside to better the lives of those around him. The first four minutes of the video tell his story. The remaining time in the video is a promotion for the sponsor of the video. But I think you’ll like the story. It’s one of great personal sacrifice for the public good.
Dashrath Manjhi – The Man Who Broke A Mountain Alone