Tuesday, April 25, 2006

This Is a Better World

Do you remember the conversation between Charlie Brown and Linus?

"I think the world is a much better place today... better than it was say five years ago."

"How can you say that? Don't you ever read the paper? Don't you ever listen to the radio? How can you stand there and tell me that this is a better world?"

"I'm in it now."

Whatever our limitations, whatever our sense of failure, whatever our feelings of inadequacy, you and I are needed in this sad and broken world. What's right with the world? We're in it!

That may sound arrogant but it is not. We are here to make a difference, to cope with the ups and downs, to challenge the status quo, to bring some love to our needy world. When we do our bit the world is a better place.

Source: From the cartoonist, Charles Schultz. Told in a sermon by Graham Brogden in Palmerston North, NZ, 11 January 1989.

Image: Charlie Brown and Linus