Take time to consider those who struggle with less and make an offering to help the helpless get by this season
- I offered Sterling a pair of socks and second hand pair of jeans, a meal and a shower. When you are struggling to have even this, it is appreciated so much more than a gift for someone with extra money to spend.
- Rina like Angelia helps around her home, caring for her younger siblings and assisting her mother with the cooking and with the family’s animals. She also enjoys playing with rubber bands. Imagine playing only with rubber bands. When we read that, we used some of my Christmas money to promote the poor who are less fortunate than us and make the most of what little they have.
- I trafficked girl from Africa found the work address I listed, I told my parent to feed her give her a shower and they offered her an old shirt. The president invited her to the capitol of our country and helped her get home as his father offer the family a loaf of bread to survive the meager years when they barely had enough for one meal a day.
- My heart sank. What? No cookies? No popcorn Balls? Not even string cheese? And the parent fed her first often writing poems to satisfy a grumbling in her parents stomachs? When she finished her chores, starvation and malnutrition threaten her health daily. Her parents considered trafficking her, hoping she would be better taken care of. What would happen if her parents died – who would take care of her then?
- My thank yous are the offerings of the charities I have given money to because some of the causes are helping people don’t even have a roof over their heads, and cannot afford three meals a day as well as snacks. Can you imagine that? Now, look at my offering with new eyes.
Call to action: consider the homeless, hungry, and in poverty – because they will never turn away a gift from the heart or ask for more of them.
- Will you do one thing this year – collect 5 dollar from everyone in the family and donate it to a worthy cause. 10 dollars for a family of two 20 for a family of four. We spend so much time thinking of ourselves at this holiday season but we tended to give a holiday donation every year at Easter and Christmas for those who didn’t have extra money when all the bills were paid.
Now it is your turn
- a simple gesture, done in his name, and a life might be changed forever.
- Not only someone else’s life … but ours as well.
- The size of the gift isn’t what matters, the number of them is rarely that important. It is the love that went into picking it out and sharing it with you. It is the ones who need it the most, that appreciate it the most.