Smog over New York, 1966: Around Thanksgiving, smog swept into the city, prompting a flurry of articles, dramatic front page pictures and emergency alerts in several states. Though hospitals reported that no one was immediately injured by the smog, the long-term effects were cited as a concern, and Mayor John V. Lindsay — back in City Hall after a Bermuda vacation — discussed a plan to require buildings to dispose of garbage by means other than incinerators. Would rents increase as a result? “I can’t say for sure. There’s a problem,” the mayor said. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
I am limited in my life, and I only can receive what God has placed in me to do. That’s it. I can do nothing else. Even in our Christian endeavors, we want to reach the world. We. We do. We want to change the world. You can only change the world if God says, “Guess what, I’m going to change the world through you.” If he does not, you cannot. Stop trying. Rest.