Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The #1 thing you can do today to make the world a better place

Okay, call me a sap, but I simply love the Olympics. Not so much the sports part of it, although there were some remarkable moments in the competitions. I'm talking more about the way the whole idea of the Olympics makes me feel. In a word, it makes me feel hopeful--hopeful that the world can be a better place.

At the end of the closing ceremonies (which, let's be honest, did not compare even remotely to the opening ceremonies), one of the NBC commentators said about this world-changing spirit of the Olympics: If we can be this way for 16 days, why not three weeks? Why not a month? Why not longer?

I do believe that good Olympics, like good liturgy, gives us a little glimpse of what the Kingdom of God could be like on earth. And once we get a glimpse, we want more.

Continuing that note, ZenHabits has a post about the #1 lifehack (slang for something that improves your life) you can implement today for making the world a better place. It's not written from a religious point of view, but we in the Church can certainly be reminded of how simple it can be to do something today to make the reign of God more visible in our world today.