How can we change the world?
Many people hang on their every word: the modern influencers have opinions to almost anything. And because they mould and manipulate the thinking of the masses, they have a lot of power. Brilliantly worded, at just the right moment, with the best-fitting photo one can think of. This combination goes viral and spreads across the globe. Influencers carry marketing strategies in their veins. Some of them claim they make the world and our society a better place. But does that really work?
“Change the world by your example, not by your opinion!” – that is what is written. Not in a code of law, not in the Codex Hammurabi, but on a wall in Curahuasi. Viola Lentink took the photo, because she agrees with this statement.
Perhaps you do not know for whom or for what Viola and her Dutch husband John live. Both of them have spent more than the last decade of their lives working at Diospi Suyana in Peru. Initially she worked as a biologist in the laboratory, now she works in employee care. He is an x-ray expert.
A private circle of friends support their volunteer work financially. Through their time serving the poor in Peru the Lentinks did not build up a big bank balance, but instead they serve as living examples to the world: where they have been active they have made a difference. Oh, yes and one small detail still needs to be added: Viola and John are born-again Christians who love reading their bibles. In Matthew 7:21 Jesus says: “Just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.“
“Change the world by your example, not by your opinion!”/KDJ