Our time and resources in this life are limited. It's up to us to use them intelligently, in a way that enhances others' happiness, or at least doesn't add to their suffering. If we could just refrain from un-kindness, that would be a lot.
We are the agency through which the kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven. We are the ones who must transform the world, starting with ourselves. We can argue about whether there's some kind of divine Santa Claus waiting in the wings, but there's certainly plenty of need for us all to be Santa's little helpers. It would be very nice to love everyone, and perhaps someday we will.
But the great heroism that we can practice right now is to be kind even to those we do not love.
- Dean Sluyter