Red Cross Volunteerism

Rev. Dr. L. Tsanso

Every calling is great when greatly pursued. The call for Volunteerism through Red Cross is a matter of pride and values. It aims to inspire, encourage and initiate at all times and all forms of humanitarian activities so that human suffering can be minimized, alleviated and prevented to contribute towards creating more congenial atmosphere for peace to reign in society as well as in the heart of an individual.

What I understand is that the world we live in today is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit and thus Red Cross members have determined to try to belong to the former class of people because that group of people is far less in competition.

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe to others. Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. Doing becomes the natural overflow of being when the pressure within is stronger than the pressure without. Red Cross is just that. It is from within – though some are born to serve and some trained, they are there to give a hand anytime.  

It is interesting that the greatest works are done by the ones with heart to serve, expecting nothing in return. They know the joy and contentment of serving, regardless.

It is surprising to see that those hundreds who are the best critic do not often do much, the companies of judges ever; it is the units, the single willing individuals, which are the power and the might. What people say you cannot do, they try and find that they can do it. They know one thing that no great achievement is possible without persistent work.

Whatever is worth doing at all for humanity is worth doing well.