Watchers or Warriors?

My son Oliver Matthew Drover was born 18 days ago. It was by far the most awe-inspiring moment in my life.

Along with Oliver on May 17, came a great desire to make a difference in society today. You look around at television, newspapers, or any form of media and all you hear is the negative things that are happening because the morals and beliefs in today’s society are slipping.

In a blog post entitled To my fellow Canadians leader Claude Hamilton shares a video on the Canadian banking system. I know your thinking what does the banking system have to do with problems in today’s society (ha), but a point I took from the video is the problems in our society are so visible and in need of fixing that a 12 year old can see them.

The theme song to the movie Courageous does a good job of summarizing society:

we were warriors on the front lines,
standing unafraid.
but now we’re watchers on the side lines,
while our families slip away.

Ghandi said “Be the change you want to see in the world”, but sadly I think people are more concerned with getting what they “deserve” and “enjoying life”.

Now I’m not pessimistic and I know this doesn’t apply to everyone. But, you have to admit if you look at any area of society there are things that need to be fixed.

I feel that need, and I want to be part of the solution. Luckily, I have  met a group of leaders who are already starting  to make a change. The last verse of the Courageous theme song, I feel, applies to these leaders:

this is our resolution, our answer to the call,
we will love our wives and children,
and refuse to let them fall.
we will reignite the passion,
that we buried deep inside.
may the watchers become warriors

I know these warriors, the group who fights to bring truth to people’s lives. They are business owners in the LIFE business. Maybe they are not seen or heard of by everyone, but you know what, society isn’t going to change by forcing people to your way of thinking. As Orrin Woodward likes to say, “a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” But, society will change by helping people change their own lives, one person at a time.

If you help people get “the life they’ve always wanted”, do you think that it will help society?

Life’s an adventure, Live it.

Matt

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