Those of us who live in comfort often forget that over three billion people live on $2.50 a day or less. The citizens of the U.S. live in such luxury that even those living below the poverty line often own televisions and cell phones. The concept of actually starving to death is foreign and almost unthinkable.
One of our duties as Christians is to help others. While it may not be possible to actually travel to an area trapped in poverty in your effort to help others, you can still help via larger organizations. "Compassion" is one such organization. They have a variety of ways that you can help a child. You can donate money to purchase a pig for a family, help one of the 10,000 newborns that die each day during birth, or sponsor a child. You can even help give Christmas gifts.
Compassion helps over 1 million children in 26 countries, making it vital and powerful among the many children's charities out there. Their motto of "releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name" is very appropriate.
"Whoever Love God Must Also Love His Brother," as we read in the Bible. How will you help someone today?
Jennifer Becker Landsberger
Who am I? Freelance writer (magazines, websites, & copywriting), Catholic, military wife, and Mensan. Double Bachelor's in History & Psychology.
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~~~Prayer before Writing-
Oh creator of the universe, who has set the stars in the heavens and causes the sun to rise and set, shed the light of your wisdom into the darkness of my mind. Fill my thoughts with a loving knowledge of you, that I may bring you like to others. Just as you can make even babies speak your truth, instruct my tongue and guide my pen to convey the wonderful glory of the Gospel. Make my intellect sharp, my memory clear, and my words eloquent, so that I may faithfully interpret the mysteries what you have revealed.
To my readers & fellow writers,
1. I will pray that God's grace helps illuminate all of our interactions- both those of simple reading and more active conversations.
2. I will communicate with you respectfully and civilly. These are (rightly) issues which we feel passionate about. But even in disagreements, I will respect you fellow "seekers of truth."
3. I will not fall into negative behavior or words, such as insinuations, exaggerations, blames, or personal attacks. I respectfully ask you to do the same.
4. I will pray we will all find the truth and strive to fulfill the two greatest commandments: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:30-31)
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