Saturday, April 4, 2009

Others

Sometimes I am feeling on top of the world. Consumed with my success and trivial shallow goals. Then, I drive by a person like this. And they have a story. And their life is so much different than mine. And they are not so much different than me. And my heart leaps out of my chest with compassion. And I feel moved to help such a brave soul. I want my life to mean more. To make more of a difference. To impact others.
Then I climb in the elevator and spend more on supper than some third world countries spend a year in food.
Maybe one day I will stop the hypocrisy.

7 comments:

Marchelle said...

you touch more lives than you know.
xoxo

Lo said...

same here, girl, same here. sometimes i am appalled and shocked when i take a step back and view my life. i'm like- wait.. what? i bought that chicken and then threw it out bc i forgot to cook it? who FORGETS food? sigh. i could have fed a family with it.

KinaBolina said...

The privileges God has blessed you with will enable you to bring light and favor to those less fortunate.
I love these glimpses into your heart, made wonderful by the love of Christ.
xoxo KB

Paige said...

I think that a lot too. Especially on vacation.

Farmgirl Paints said...

We are all the same in our human state. We could all be that person. It is a humbling reminder to love and to not judge.

Dana and Daisy said...

you gotta good heart CG.

J said...

LO that is so true and I never thought about it that way...I forget to put meat into the freezer before it expires all the time because we eat out so much. Your comment really puts that into perspective.