Friday, November 13, 2009

The other day I wrote that no one is too far gone and no one is unlovable.

It's the truth.

But do I believe it?

Am I willing to live my live in a way that shows that I believe it? What could possibly be holding me back?

Check out Katie in Uganda. She is a single Mom and has adopted 14 children. Oh, and she just turned 21 about 2 weeks ago. At first, I'm tempted to say that she is an amazing woman. A real saint!

But, then I recall what people have said to me..."oh, how do you do it?" and "you are a real saint!" or "I could never do it." (Remember my what-not-to-say post from last month?) And it dawns on me that when people say they can't, they usually mean they won't.

So here I am tonight wondering what I would and would not be willing to do. As Katie said,

"As believers, we should already KNOW our calling; it is to love the Lord and love our neighbors by caring for them in whatever broken state they are in. When He said that "the poor will always be among us" I don't think he meant that as an excuse not to worry about it but as a reminder that there is ALWAYS a neighbor, no matter where we are, in a worse condition than we are. I can only believe that God created us to make this world a little better. That he designed us in love to show that love to others. I just don't know what everyone is waiting for."

What am I waiting for? It is always possible to do the will of God.