Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths:
All flesh shall see the salvation of God. Luke 3:4-6
Prepare the way. That is what we are supposed to be doing. At work, at home, in our spiritual lives, paving the way for others. Looking around today at some of the things going on, I think that we, as a society, have forgotten this message. If we have not forgotten, we sure have forgot the part that we are supposed to better the generation behind us.
Look at things, and see if you can see what I am talking about. Take work for example, where I am at, there are people that hoard knowledge, skills, and other ways of doing things. I am not sure why they do this, but they do. I have done it occasionally myself, not intentionally. By doing that, we are not leaving a better place behind us, we are leaving things broken and messy. When we do that, things in life do not work out for the better, and you then are teaching a generation of people that they do not need to turn around and look behind them.
We do this in our society when we leave out our neighbors, and in cases where we teach hatred to our children. We also do this when we teach our children there is no way out of the situations they are in. Poverty does not have to be the end of anything. Teaching the generation behind you that it is o.k. to set the bar low is a tragedy. Just because someone is born in a particular area, and may have a harder time getting to success, does not mean that they should settle for being less than they have been made to be.
Understanding that GOD has a plan for everyone. It does not matter if you are a baker, painter, dry wall repairman, writer, lawyer, doctor, or fisherman. Everyone falls into this intricate blanket of interwoven spirits on Earth, and God has a plan for each of us. We are destined to be great. We have a purpose in life, and we are all called. We are called to a life that God wants us to live and we are called to be one with the Father. Once we realize that, we can then set the bar to infinity, because He will help us get there. Then He will give us to the tools to turn around, and help the next one in line. He wills us to love our neighbor like ourselves, and does not put a context on who our neighbor is. It is everyone, and we are all called to help each other, not bring each other down. We are called to teach our children the same, not the reverse.