"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

What’s it going to take to change this world?" That is a question that has troubled mankind for centuries. While I don’t pretend to have all the answers I think that I have learned the first step to take. It isn’t a difficult step either. In fact, it only consists of three little words. If everyone just accepted these three little words into their hearts and believed them with their souls then we could finally put an end to hunger, war, hatred, and strife. If everyone just lived by the truth of these words then we could begin to make this world a paradise with everyone working together, helping each other, and caring for this planet that is our home. What are these three words? "God Loves You."

God loves us all so much, yet so many of us go through life never accepting His love into our hearts, souls, and minds. Perhaps we don’t accept it because we don’t feel worthy of it. Well we aren’t, but God gives it to us just the same. When we do accept God’s love, however, an amazing thing happens. We start to become more worthy of it everyday. In fact, we start to choose it, share it, and live in it moment by moment. Then we begin to change the world around us as well. With God’s love flowing into our hearts like a river we begin to brighten everyone we meet with our light and uplift everyone we meet with our joy. With God’s love within us we begin to live as His Children and everyday bring a little more Heaven to Earth.

"God loves you!" Take these three words to heart. Accept them into your soul. Believe them in your mind. And live them in your life. Then go out and start to change the world. It can be done. It is being done right now one heart, one soul, and three words at a time. It is going to take a lot of love to change this world, but God has more than enough for the job. He just wants you to help Him share it and plant it in every heart you touch.

Joseph J. Mazzella