We try to live decent lives. We give to charities, contribute to food banks, try not to disturb the homeless man sleeping in a doorway, even help sort gifts at Christmas for underprivileged children. We try to stay informed about the issues. We know that people were not meant to live with prejudice, poverty, hunger, hatred, destruction of life, and the myriad of other human injustices we see around us. But we don’t have the time or temperament to participate in demonstrations, and we don’t make the laws. What else can we do?
Most of us fail to realize how many opportunities come our way each and every day to work toward a more compassionate world. This book points out some of these opportunities. It is based on Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s advice to “Do small things with great love.” She understood that a small, loving action has the power to affect the entire world.
We begin by adopting some “We-Attitudes,” new ways to look at each other for what we are—all part of the same human family. Then we apply those attitudes to work, school, home, church, social groups, or wherever find ourselves on any given day. We do so by trying out some of the simple, practical actions suggested for each of these “We-Attitudes.”
The book is written from a Christian point of view. However, it speaks to everybody. After all, people of any faith, non-believers, and agnostics are all united in a common desire–for a healthier world. This book, then, is for everyone who wants to take part in building that world.