Friday, December 19, 2008

Inspiration

So back in the day I wrote a post or two about my fear of creepy christians. I would like to say, for the record, that this fear still exists.

That being said,

check this out!

I think this video is extremely inspiring and it has an important message--let's not forget those less fortunate than ourselves. You don't have to look far to find someone that could use some help. Even a small gesture might make a difference for some. If there is something I have learned while working at the National Runaway Switchboard, it is that if you don't have a dollar everything may as well be a million bucks. When someone does not have enough money to call someone or when they don't have money to take the bus or when they don't have warm clothes for winter, enough to eat, or diapers for their baby all they need is a little assistance. A little help. I challenge everyone to do something for someone in a position of need this holiday season. Because the truth is, every single one of us is lucky and we do have a duty to help.

*Note, I have no idea who this Hillsong group is and I probably disagree with the majority of their beliefs and messages. But seriously, who can't get behind helping people?

2 comments:

neillm said...

i definitely agree that when someone's truly in need, it's nice to have assistance from out of nowhere (perhaps from jeebus, or whatever).

but i think it's nearly impossible to tell who's in need, and who's in want of something in a different form than is available to them. i'm always surprised at the walls people build for themselves one way or another.

i also agree that we're all lucky, but i like the old saying that: luck = preparation + opportunity. it's even easy to discredit too.

anyway, the video won't load for me for some reason, so i'll try to check it out later.

The Introitus said...

Sure. You are right. It isn't that we have dumb luck (although some people do seem to have a sprinkling of that thrown in there...like the people who win raffles and what not. haha). It is that we had the resources and caring adults that prepared us and the status in life to have opportunity. So, following that logic, some people -- from a very young age -- just aren't prepared and never really get many opportunities. Ya know? America's at-risk youth need more mentors, resources, education, safety, etc., so that they can also be "lucky" in life!