In a humanities course I took a survey that told me how many earths we would need if everyone lived the way that I live. I am ashamed to say that it was much much more than one. If I remember it was around 7. I have tried to improve my ecological footprint, but I think the idea of the survey was interesting. What if we applied this idea to the Gospel? If everyone in the world treated others the way you treat other, or in other words, if everyone provided the amount of service that you provide, what would the world look like? Sadly if this applied this to me, and am not sure how much better the world would be. I try to do what I can, which is what I think most people do, but I wonder whether there is not much more that I could do.
President Monson provided us a very important reminder of our need to do better. He has said “We are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us. . . .
“‘. . . Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these . . . , ye have done it unto me’ [Matthew 25:40].”