If I could save time in a bottle... as the song goes, I would open up the one from the 50s. It was a time when most people were still respectful of each other, calling each other by their last names with a title. Their morality was still intact. They were polite to each other, kind to each other, but most of all, the vast majority were believers in God.
It is clear that the world around us has gotten worse since Christ died and it was prophesied to be such. So as much as we can’t single-handedly change the world, we CAN single-handedly change OUR world. What I mean by this is that if you are young parents, whether or not you were raised right, you have the responsibility of making a paradigm shift and raise your children right. By right I mean teach them to be respectful with you, elders (anyone who is older than them), teachers, neighbors, etc. It would not only help to make the world a better place but also to be good examples to their peers.
Just like an eagle soars by itself, it also depends on its own cognizance to deal with his own life, where he goes to find food, being self-sufficient. He is unlike other birds who flock together and do exactly what others do in order to survive. Teaching you children to be their own person will develop their own self-sufficiency with God’s help and guidance. Teach your kids to call on God not only in times of distress but also in times of plenty and achievement. Tell them that they do not need to be one with any group especially when there is bad intent. That they can stand on their own merits and without having to be a follower.
Our world is out of control these days, and the worse is yet to come. But I don’t think it’s too late for good to win over evil as long as we work in our little circles, one family and one person at a time.
If you don’t have a role model in your own life, look for others that you admire and learn about them and what makes them tick. Just remember that they were in the same position you were at one point but they rose above it. Become the leader and not the follower. Be accountable to God with your own actions, correct what you think needs correction and most of all....
LOVE ONE ANOTHER