If I lived in a bubble devoid of people or observable progress then I surely know that I could become so comfortable with myself and life that I would never seek out challenge. I could imagine thinking, ‘it couldn’t be better than this’ but what does this kind of life say about our focus and attention? It would be a life of self-focus and self-care that fails to recognize our call to a world much larger than oneself.
When I see the lives of others, I am often challenged in many different ways to explore frailties in my life, my character, my priorities and my contribution. Left alone to my own devices this might never happen but the extraordinary acts of ordinary people often take my breath away. Through social media, technology, books and storytelling we find out about people who stretch themselves financially, physically, emotionally and socially to serve others, live remarkable lives and discover their best.