Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive because the world needs people who have come alive. (Howard Thurman, 20th century educator)
Some think what the world needs is relief from poverty; others, a better education; many think love is the missing factor in a depressed world. Thurman seems to argue that the question has no simple answer. Rather, it is best resolved by people who are passionate about what they want to offer and will do their best to provide to meet the needs right around them.
Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3:14)