This weekend we traveled to Philadelphia, planning a grand day of fun events. Since it takes a few hours to get to Philly from DC, we drove up and spent the night.
My sweet, autistic daughter took a shower the next morning, and we heard her talking quietly, muttering, “Please, warm up…. please warm up…”
In an instant I knew what had happened. The hotel shower is new to her, so she had set it the way she sets our home shower. But that position wasn’t enough to make the water warm.
My daughter thought she just had to wait for the water to warm up, not realizing that she needed to do something. We were able to make it so her shower was warm, and life was good.
But this little incident got me thinking about the times when we wait patiently but unhappily, hoping things will get better, yet not taking action to make them better.
This is the genius of God, the genius of the Christ, the genius of all good individuals. When something is wrong, these good individuals act to make things better. Sometimes the “better” is on a scale that boggles us mortals, and thus sometimes people inaccurately attribute negligence or harm to God. From my perspective this is because they are unable to see His perspective or hope as He hopes or have the faith in mankind that He has.
Let us reach out and warm each other with our love and kindness. Let us hope that the gospel that blesses us will bless those around us, that the ordinances that we treasure will be desired and treasured by those beyond the veil. When we see inequity, let us do what we can to make things equal. Let us build on bedrock and help others to do so as well.
How many are cold because they simply don’t know how to act to obtain warmth?
Let us act to make the world a better place, as all good people do.