I am 37 years old. Plenty to eat, healthy, soft bed, climate controlled home, hundreds of DVDs. I have more clothes than I know what to do with, I have a big yard, electricity, hot water, all sorts of creature comforts. Am I thankful? Do I consider sacrifice giving up.....internet....TV.....movies.....and radio for a month? ......yes.....and.......it sounds kind of bogus when I think of Elidia. Have our perspectives become so skewed that we do not realize the depth and scope of our blessings.
Is there injustice in this world? check
Is there poverty? check
Is there oppression? check
Hungry, hopeless, and hurting people?.........Then what am I going to do about it? Not my government, rotary club, family or even church. But what am I going to do realizing the buck stops here?
It can seem overwhelming. And it is. Although the magnitude of my influence in this world may be determined by God, the extent to which this influence is consummated is the extent to which I am willing to change myself.
Mother Teresa once said,"