How do you impact the world?
November 20, 2008 4:57pm CST
As a former outreach worker for the homeless, I recall how hypercritical some people have become. Ex: Through the months of January - October most people will pass a homeless person on the street and turn their nose up and ignore their cry for help. BUT SOON AS THE NOVEMBER ROLLS AROUND THE HOMELESS ARE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT. People are intoxicated with giving. Organization open soup kitchens, collect coats, toiletries and even go out of their way to purchase the individual a hot meal or give them a few dollars. I am so glad that we don't serve a seasonal God. John 3:16 states God Sooooooooo loved this world, That he gave his ONLY begotten son, so that we wont perish but have everlasting life. As of this day, let's stop being seasonal christian and humanitrians. Keep this going. I want to know how you made an impact on someones life, by giving, sharing, caring or an encouraging word. It's a new day and it's time for a change. I'm going to tell you some of the things, I've done. Stopped at the dollar store and brought $25.00 worth of hand gloves and my daughter and I gave them away with a God bless you. Gave a young mother with an infant a ride home when I saw her waiting in the cold at a bus stop. Do not worry how other may see you. Just do it. Tell me your ideas and don't just do it because the holiday is approaching. So many people commit suicide during the holidays, go out and make the difference! I can't wait to hear from you! God Bless!
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20 Nov 08
Well done and good on you! Yes - I get great satisfaction from helping people as well. I am a volunteer at the Citizens Advice Bureau and involved with campaigning and lobbying to try and change the laws to prevent homelessness and other discrimination. It is very rewarding even though I can only help a very few people. A friend described a time when they were walking along the beach after a storm and thousands of starfishes had been washed high up the beach and were slowly drying out and dying in the hot sun. His young son was picking them up and throwing them back into the water. My friend said that he was wasting his time as there were far too many starfishes on the beach. His son said it made a difference for this starfish. That is how I feel when i help someone.
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20 Nov 08
Helping a few can empower a multiude. Your friend taught his son compassion,he was empowered to help the environment. Do you see what a difference a day makes. I am feeding two seniors in my neighborhood. I am not a wealthy person. I make about $31,500.00, but I'm rich in spirit all day long. Thanks for sharing!
21 Nov 08
Hi rareability, There are no homeless people in the small town where I live, but that doesn't mean there is no one in need of a helping hand. I help the needy with both gifts of food and clothing. Sometimes my wife and I will cook and deliver a dinner to someone that we know doesn't have enough to eat. Many times as is the case everywhere, people do not manage their money right and we have to try to find ways to help them. I know a person who lives alone, but would never be alone on payday because all his drinking buddies would be around. I am not opposed to someone having a social drink but I abhor drunkenness and was upset by how this man was being treated, by those he thought to be his friends. I tried many times to convince him to stop drinking, but nothing worked until I convinced to talk to his priest. The gentlemen is a Roman Catholic and I knew that if he promised his priest that he would stop drinking he would do it. He has been sober for almost five years now, and those he once called friends never visit anymore. I see him often and he has real friends now who visit him regularly. In this situation there was no one but himself but often there are children who go without. Blessings.