2020 seems like a year of challenges, so hopefully these thoughts will help put things into perspective...
There always will be injustices in this world. This world will never be perfect, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't strive to make it as perfect as possible. Do what you can to make the world a better, more peaceful place. Serve in the best way possible according to what God wants of you.
Each of us is a unique Soul; a Divine Creation of God. The clay temple we temporarily wear during our very short time in this world is not who we are, and it's not who others are. So don't tie your identity too tightly to the color of your skin, your gender, or how wealthy you are, because you are not any of these things. Tie your identity to being God's creation, that is it.
We each are here in this physical world to learn. The situation you find yourself in, including your challenges, obstacles and any perceived privilege, is between you and God only. God put you, and each of us, in our particular situations because God has determined that this is the best way for us to learn what God wants us to learn. Don't feel guilty or resentful for your situation and don't compare your situation to other's, because others are also experiencing what God wants them to learn.
Whatever situation God put you in, appreciate it, embrace it, do what you can to make your life and other's lives better. Uplift others. Have compassion for your fellow man and be kind in your words and deeds. See the best in people, and by seeing the best in them you will bring out their best. You can't know what is in someone else's heart, so assume the best.
Stay calm and project calm, especially when tensions get high. Find peace in your heart. Each moment, you have a choice to be a vehicle for God's Love, or a vehicle for illusion and fear. Choose God's Love; this will have a hugely positive affect on people.
For 20 minutes each day, have alone-time with God; in a private room or in the woods. Quiet your mind. Still your emotions. Be grateful for what you have in your life and focus on something you love with complete purity.
Let people be. You can't force people to believe as you do, nor is it your right to do so. The only way to inspire change is by living your best life and letting God's light shine through you.
Grant people the freedom to say what they want to say, even if you don't agree. We each have the right to speak our minds. It's better to let people openly say where they stand. You may find that they actually have a valid point, or if you still disagree with them you know whom to stay away from.
Don't take or damage other people's stuff.
Defend yourself and your loved ones when necessary.
Don't let anyone, including the government, infringe upon your rights and liberties, which are God-given. But these liberties also come with the responsibility to respect other people's rights and liberties.
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