There is nothing in life more admirable or commendable in life than to devote one’s life to the service of others. Though this type of life grants an abundance of merit, we have removed ourselves from the humanity and humility of being human. As time has unfolded, our ideologies have changed in regard to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Why? I submit that we have become too involved with material satisfaction than the satisfaction of satisfying the obligation that God has placed within each of our lives; to be a comfort to one another in time of need.
So much of what we do on a daily basis concerns only what makes ourselves happy or comfortable. We do not take time out to search for voids to fill in the lives of others. Even the voids that can be immediately filled remain void because collectively we have grown to have a blatant disregard for one another. The worth of humanity has plummeted. This is a sad fact of life that many of us do not readily realize. Our disconnected ideologies about life and survival place us in a race with those around us. Continuous self-absorption soon allows the drops of humanity that we are born with to evaporate. The only way to cure this tragic societal disease from continuing to spread is by submerging ourselves into the service of others. We all have to come into the realization that this change will inevitably have to take place if mankind is to raise the worth of humanity back to its towering peak of yesterday. Somehow we must incorporate this change in dramatic fashion sooner rather than later. For if we wait to act, we will be digging wells that are dry. But if we act now, we will be able to salvage the streams of humanity that run shallow through our societies and transform them into bottomless rivers that flow into deepening seas.
We all must do what we can to strengthen the fibers that make the fabric of mankind. Each of us are individual threads that are woven together with a common needle that we know as life experience. Though the experiences we have as individuals do not directly affect anyone outside of ourselves, they do indirectly affect everyone else. Our destinies are intertwined in a webbed network of individual and collective experience. In one way or another, sooner or later, something that I do or experience will indirectly affect you, and something that you do or experience will indirectly affect me. Until we head in a direction of individual service and collective attention to the issues that are plaguing our societies, the mutual disconnection we now stand amidst will continue to be a widening gulf.