Apparently, if we’re waiting for politicians to fix things, we are going to have a long wait. There is an old saw about “if the people lead, the leaders will follow. Whether or not the leaders ever follow, we need to start doing the work of caring for each other.
Meanwhile, people are hungry. We should feed them.
People are naked, and the weather is a mess. We should give them clothes.
People are homeless. We should house them.
People struggle with mental illness. We should heal them.
People struggle with physical illness. We should heal them.
People are lonely. We should talk to them.
People are at war. We should give them peace.
People need clean water. We should give it to them.
People need clean air. We should give it to them.
People need meaning in their lives. We should help them find it.
If, in reading this, you say “How are we going to do this?”, we should figure it out.