“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”
Every morning for the past few weeks, as I’ve gotten in the shower, it comes to mind how easy it is to access water. A turn of one dial sends clean, cool water gushing out. In the evenings, I walk into a warm, clean, spacious home where I can open one door and find a feast of things to cook for dinner. I can visit any kind of doctor with little concern about cost because of insurance. And I can hop in my car and drive anywhere on a whim. What it all means is that Life has become easy, and it’s in the ease of life that I find my struggle lately.
Each day, I drive past a lottery billboard…the numbers make my heart ache. Those millions could end homelessness. Eradicate disease. Make poverty a thing of the past. It seems so easy. But easy isn’t usually where the lesson comes from, is it?
Even with the sponsored children, time and donations to the mission, and Christmas gifts of goats and new wells, my investment seems small. I know that joined together, we can do much. Community is so important in relationships…in work settings…in helping the least of these.
What charity/relief organizations are you plugged into that I (and others) might not be aware of? And how can we help?