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Monday, 21 August 2017

Winning Wisdom: Be Responsible Socially


Topic: Be Responsible Socially [Monday, 21st August 2017]

Ese Ehimare Dave

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. Luke 10:33

One of the key commandments the believer is enjoined to adhere to is to "love...thy neighbor as thyself" (Luke 10:25). This is very important to us as sons and daughters of God. Our neighbors, as Jesus explained further in Luke 10, are not restricted to just people living within our neighborhood, but every single being on earth, mostly within the society were we live in. Loving them, goes beyond mouthing it, it is to be committed to their progressive success. The idea of the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10, by Jesus, was to show us that we are responsible socially to them.

They Lord wants us to be socially responsible and committed to people within our sphere of influence. To care for them and meet their needs. The Samaritan in Luke 10 has no cultural affinity with the man whom he took care of and paid his medical bills. But He did it anyway, because he was socially responsible to his neighbor. Jesus said that, whatsoever we do to the least of people, we do unto Him. And the least of people are the downtrodden, the vulnerable, the homeless, the orphans, the out-of-school children, the internally displaced people. The list could go on and on. We need to be socially responsible for these folks. They desperately need us.

Are you part of any organization that is socially driven? Today, we have organizations that provide social entrepreneurial programs. They are both profit and non-profit organizations. Maybe you might want to join an NGO today and provide social entrepreneurship programs for the people in your society. Join them to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. You will be contributing to social integration of people, who otherwise are excluded from the society because of lack of access to the basic amenities they need for survival.  Some churches have the department of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and this is very commendable, but we can still go beyond church, so we can do more. Be socially responsible.

Keep winning daily.

Wise Action:

If you don't have the financial capacity to be socially responsible alone, join an NGO or a club like Rotary, Lion's Club, etc, and become socially responsible to your sphere of contact.

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