Are you willing to share what you have?

This is a continuation of a post published yesterday entitled How is your attitude?  It referred to a movie entitled The Good Lie,” which was about civil war refugees who made a barefoot journey over 750 miles from South Sudan to Kenya.  They had very little to sustain themselves.  Aside from the clothes on their backs, all they possessed was a Bible, a small pot, and the base of a glass bottle, the sharp edge of which they used to trim their hair.  We shared our thoughts about the movie with our children.  They were so moved by what we had shared that they wanted to sell their things to raise money to give to some organization to aid the refugees.  We were very convicted.  We have such a nice home, with modern amenities, and a wealth of excess.  We replace perfectly good items while people on the other side of the globe lack essentials, like food, water and clothing.  We are gluttons.  What kind of message are we sending our children when we have so much and share so little with those who are desperately in need?

Jesus said “I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not cloth me.”  “Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”  “Depart from me … into the eternal fire.” Does this motivate you to share what you have?

For some information on how to save the children of Sudan, please visit US Fund for UNICEFSave the Children or International Rescue Committee.

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