Not long ago, I was conned by my son to watch the Arnold Swartzaneggar classic Terminator 2. I’m not sure that the creators of it would admit it, but I saw within it a deep and meaningful message – there is no such thing as fate! Every day we make choices, which inevitably change the future. Nuclear holocaust can be averted, world peace is a possibility IF we each do our part.
In one of my lectures to the OTS students, I shared the following old Chinese proverb:
If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
Peace in the world IS possible, but it must start in our own souls and build from there. I don’t think that somebody is going to come back from the future to tell us how we stuffed up, we can see enough already!
May God give you the light you need today to change you deep inside and bring the beauty, harmony and order we need to change the world for good!
Chaplain Ian Whitley