Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.
Read that again.
Do for one. What you WISH you could for everyone.
This quote from our friend Erik at our church has been echoing in my mind. This is freeing.
Overwhelming hopelessness can take over my mind after reading a book about sex trafficking. Or the refugee crisis. Or the latest ISIS attack. Or the patient sitting there without food or family. Or the photos of the kids waiting for adoption. Name the social issue, and my mind just stalls. Unsure what to do.
Do for one. Oh. I can do one thing!!
I can write one more, actually personalized, letter to our sponsor kids. They matter.
I can see the forgotten and look my lonely and hurting patient in the eye and listen to their story. They matter.
I can spread love and defuse a bitter moment of gossip or church cynicism and love hardened people. They matter.
I can be a good steward and spend wisely, choosing to re-budget for local healthy food and fair-trade products that empower other people. They matter.
I can feed the hungry and buy the groceries for the person in front of me. They matter.
This is our constant interrupted, “God we will doing anything”, prayer this month. We will constantly look for ways to do for one what we wish we could do for everyone. Join us.