What make us civilized? Dictionary.com defines civilized as “having an advanced or humane culture.” To be truly civilized is to respond together to the goodness that is intrinsic in each of us at birth. It’s what makes us (in the best sense of the word) human. It’s the impulse to bind together to love and protect what is innocent and pure in our world—children, animals, our environment, the oppressed or abandoned, and anyone in need.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely…think on these things.” ~Philippians 4:8