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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, November 22, 2019.
Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? 1 Peter 3:13
In the United States, we have become a very divided nation. Our political leanings have become a red line that divide people one from another. People who lean in one direction believe one thing, and people who disagree are the enemy. Each side has people that they have lionized as heroes, and others that they have made villains. By contrast on the other side, the same people that are lionized as heroes are seen as the villains and the people who are hailed as villains are lionized as heroes. The people are the same, but the perspectives that people have on them are radically different. Yet, there is one politician in America that everyone can agree on, James Earl Carter Jr., better known as Jimmy Carter the 39th President of the United States.
Jimmy Carter had a rather unremarkable presidency, but he had an exceptional life after his presidency. After leaving office President Carter didn’t take to the lecture circuit, he took to doing good work. After leaving office President Carter established the Carter Center. The Carter Center works to expand and promote human rights globally. President Carter has traveled the world monitoring elections, promoting peace, negotiating treaties, and advancing disease prevention across the globe. With all of this what he is best known for is his work with Habitat for Humanity. Even now, at the age of 95, President Carter can be found often swinging a hammer, helping to build homes for the less fortunate. His life is a picture of good works in action and has gained him acclaim from all who know of his work.
Friends, people will always have opinions of you. Some will say this, and some will say that. Some will approve of you, and others will burn you in effigy. You can’t control any of that. What you can control is what you do. If you set your life to doing good works, it is not you but your works that will speak for you. When you set your life to do good, people will stop seeing you and only be able to see what you have done and are doing. So, build a life based on doing good works. Find every chance you can, in every way that you can, to do all the good that you can, then you won’t have to worry about what people say, your work will speak for you.