Joseph Thompson reminds us of the need to, ‘learn to live each day circumspectly.’ He highlights that there’s a ‘broken, hurting world outside the boundaries of our own comfortable lives’. He then points us to a fascinating quote by Richard Stearns emphasising the reality that, compared to the rest of the world, most of us are living in an equivalent of Disney’s Magic Kingdom:
When we visit Walt Disney World, we understand that we have entered an insulated bubble that does not reflect the reality of the world outside its gates. Those of us who live in Magic Kingdom countries need to understand that we, too, have lived our lives within an insulated bubble that does not reflect the reality of the rest of the world. After an hour or two at Walt Disney World, we can almost forget what lies outside its gates. Imagine how much we can forget if we spend our whole lives there.