Saturday, 11 July 2015
Such a beautiful moment. The curious were wondering what all the fuss was about when they saw the crowd gathered in the street. After the cameras had gone, some approached the man and gave him money too. Some who happened to be passing by may even have returned to him. Yet, it took a group of anonymous individuals to embrace their own humanity and inspire others. Why wait for inspiration when you can be the inspiration? What is it that prevents us from going up to that homeless person on the street and just giving them a moment of our time or even to sit down and listen to their story? Is it the fear and embarrassment of being seen wasting our precious time on such a low life? We are so quick to judge, yet we have just met the most important person of our entire lives and if we believe in God, it is the closest to him we have ever been. Even a momentary gentle smile to a stranger can brighten their day and turn their private tears of despair, trauma and fear into tears of peace, joy and hope. We are each more wealthy than we realise, since the gift of love is something we can take with us when we're dead and leave with someone forever, and all it takes is a second of our time. Afterwards, we can return to being the career `minded' professional in front of the early evening TV dinner and daily soap opera.
Friday, 10 July 2015
If we do not cease our indifference towards Tory radical moral decline `today', child sex abuse will be perfectly legal by 2020. It is already viewed as an unfortunate but acceptable symptom of modern society in 2015 and the British public have already forgotten how they have changed in just a few short years since 2010. When we start debating it, all we are doing is looking for excuses to rationalise and incrementally justify the diabolical, and not once does anyone stop to ask, "If this is what they have turned us into in such a short period, what kind of an abomination have we created and nurtured for the next generation to come?" However, when we are not prepared to envisage what our society will be like 50 years from now, why should we care, since we won't be around?"
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Money doesn't change people. It unmasks them, and when it does, rather than admit to it, they'll defend it to the point where they'll abandon and even sacrifice their own friends and family. So, when they ask me if I would want to be a millionaire and I answer, `no', they say, "Don't be ridiculous. Everybody wants to be a millionaire". So, I say to them, "When I tell you that I don't want to be like everybody, you'll call me weird or a loner or every possible rebuke that isolates me, yet your blindness has caused your failure to notice that I am much wealthier than everybody".
- Glenn Gordon