Do you want to know how to change the world?
It is through kindness, acts of mercy and being generous to others even if it means doing without that extra pair of shoes or night out for dinner.
What if this year everyone gave up just one thing, and that thing they gave to someone that would never have it otherwise.
For example, tonight I could go to dinner with my husband and kids, but instead our family takes that money and buys dinner for a family that would never have the means to eat a meal at a nice restaurant or any restaurant for that matter.
Instead of taking a week long vacation, we take six days and the money saved from the seventh day, we use to give a family a trip to a local water park or trip to the movies and dinner.
It doesn’t have to be money, your talents and time are precious and should be used for more than just self indulgence or working. Give the gift of time to a child who has no family to support them and encourage them. If you can play the guitar, teach a child who is in a group home or has no means to pay you, how to play for free.
What if we all just did something wonderful for the people that we know could never repay us?
That could also be providing help with an electric bill or school clothes for a family or any number of things that you can come up with to be generous to others out of acts of selfless giving.
Teach someone how to read! Help a homeless young adult get an ID card and access to resources to help them get off the streets. Stop and pray with a person that is hurting and feels abandoned and alone. Be the loving arms that wrap around the broken-hearted. Just pour out love and blessing everywhere you go! That is how the world changes! It takes love to destroy evil. If you are tired of the evil, then stop speaking oppression and start loving and blessing others.
Just a thought