Todd Rhodes shared this: If the world were 100 people,
50 are female, 50 are male. 26 of these are children and only 8 people are aged 65 and older. 60 people are Asian, 15 African, 14 people are from the Americas and 11 individuals come from Europe. 5 of us speak English and 5 speak Spanish. Arabic, Hindi, Bengali and Portuguese all have 3 fluent speakers each. 12 speak Chinese, whilst 62 speak other languages. 83 are literate, 77 people have shelter, 87 have access to safe water, 15 are undernourished and 21 are overweight. 33 of us would be Christians, 22 Muslims, 14 Hindus, 7 Buddhists. 12 people would practice other religions and 12 people would not be involved in any religion.
We tend to see the world through our own lens. As a result we miss out on the beauty and diversity. We operate from a particularly American viewpoint if we don’t deliberately stretch ourselves to see the world as God sees it. This is critical because if we attempt to operate within our own little bubble we won’t have a worldwide impact. We will easily be shortsighted and unintentionally prejudiced. Let God stretch you and open you up to the wonders of His creation–human beings–of all shapes sizes, age, color, culture, heritage, race, gender and skill sets. We can learn to welcome our differences and learn from each other.
We all have strengths and weaknesses. Even those we might consider poor have something valuable to teach us. We are have so much to learn about the beauty of God’s creation in making humankind. Let’s not waste one day.