Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. (Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer)

In this election year, many citizens are hoping for change, whether in local, state, or federal elections. We’ve already been inundated with charges, name-calling, and promises that often are hard to evaluate with our limited knowledge. Tolstoy’s comment is worthy of note. Don’t put too much hope on others to bring about change. Successful change often begins within ourselves.

I preached . . . , that all must repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do (Acts 26:20).