Everyone Can Do Something…

It didn’t take much, but it made a difference to one family.

It started with one phone call last week describing the need. Then it was one email to a group of friends asking for help. In a matter of a few days, we had a handful of giftcards to Kroger to help provide a refugee family with food, when they had none.

It required a very small contribution from each couple. Literally something we’d never even notice was gone. But once added up, for that one family that had no food, it was significant.

I get very sad when I hear people say that they can’t make a difference, that they have nothing to contribute. There is always something you can do. It doesn’t always have to be a trip to a third world country or a major monetary donation. All it requires is to remain aware of your surroundings, to remain receptive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and then to respond in obedience and out of love for fellow human beings. Something that seems really small to you can mean the world to someone else. It can mean one more meal when they have none.

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2 thoughts on “Everyone Can Do Something…

  1. Amen! Well said.

    We should contribute simply because we can and it’s the right thing to do all by itself.

    But truth be told, giving when we don’t have to has many unseen and profound consequences on those we give to. I think that’s one of the things that made Jesus so attractive. He was meeting needs one person at a time.

    It’s powerful stuff.

  2. Pingback: 2013: A New Year, A New Look | Karen Barnes

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