Making a Difference

I received this interesting piece via email in the past fortnight, and have edited to suit an Australian setting. The world is under the impression that earthly authority will make a heavenly difference. It won't -- and to prove this point, take this quiz:

How did you do?

I could name at least one in every category, but I didn't do particularly well. Perhaps with some exceptions you may have done a lot better, but statistically speaking none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.

Surprising how quickly we forget, isn't it?  And what were mentioned above were no second-rate Achievements.  These are the "Best of the Best" in their fields. But do you know something; the applause will soon fade away, awards will become tarnished, achievements will be forgotten, and accolades and certificates are usually buried with their owners.

Now here is another quiz.  See how you do on this one:

This one I could complete in my sleep!  The lesson?  The people who make a difference are not necessarily the famous ones or the ones with the credentials, they are the ones who will give time to another, who demonstrate their concern in practical ways.

Are we making a difference?

July 23, 2000
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