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OPINION | Love never changes but climate change has changed our lives

“FOR He loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord!” — Psalm117:2

If there is one thing we know, it’s that nothing stays the same. Life is uncertain and it is changing from moment to moment.

However, no matter what changes you go through in life, no matter how it ebbs and flows, there’s one thing we can count on, and that is the Lord. He is always there for us, and He’s devoted and true. We can have faith in Him because He is steadfast.

Whenever we’re faced with confused, angry, stressed-out families, our job is to remain patient, helpful and understanding so we can assist them.

God never changes, and He keeps His promises, so when we are filled with worry or fear about the changes to come let’s do our best to help out. We can be assured that He will show us unfailing love.

It’s about glorifying and worshipping our Creator, our God the Father almighty who guides us.

It’s easy to get caught up in the admiring words of others when you achieve a certain goal or something great happens to you.

You want to take credit. After all, you’re a hard worker and you deserve some accolades, right? It’s tempting to hope you’ll get all the glory. Compliments are great, and there’s nothing wrong with receiving one.

But when we put our stock in what we achieve and think we have done it on our own, we lose sight of the One who gives us everything we have.

God should be glorified for all He has done, and all He has given us. Every good thing comes from Him and it’s important that we never forget it. He is faithful in His generosity and He deserves our praise and worship.

He gives us the freedom to do what is right, but He also requires us to be humble and to be of service to our families, friends and others.

The choice is ours today to make an effort to get involved in things that matter in our villages, community and government.

It takes groups of volunteers to do their part to deliver water and food to families who have no cars or no other way to get help.

Today, more than ever, the need of our people is urgent: medically  emotionally and financially. For security and safety reasons they must live in a healthy environment.

Imagine all the families who have lost everything to wildfires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis or typhoons. It will take them months or years to recover some of the things they have lost.

I want to stress important family issues so there will be no excuses or complacency when setting priorities for our entire CNMI.

Love keeps us moving to do what is right for our fellow humans. It’s up to us to make a difference.

For the U.S. Democrats, they are ready next year to fight for social and public services in states and counties across the nation to help families recover from disasters.

For its part, the GOP wants to slash school and child-care breakfast and lunches for low-income Americans. U.S. Democrats are committed to fight these  and similar measures.

I have to take a day-off from my volunteering activities to give myself a break. I’m no superman. I have discomfort and pain, too, like any other human being.

Those who volunteer are humble, happy go-lucky people who personify public service.

In closing: “It takes two to speak the truth — one to speak, the other to hear,” as Henry David Thoreau once said.

The CNMI must do a better job. We all must work for our people. This is not the time to worry or have fear. This is the time to help others out.

The writer is a resident of Portland, Oregon.