Lent 38

Apr. 7th, 2017 12:14 pm
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Sometimes we think, "There are so many problems - what can one person do to make a difference?" At least, I hope we think that, rather than just ignoring the fact that other people might be in need. My response would be, "Do what you can where you can. You can't do everything, but take up opportunities."

A simple google search can turn up all sorts of ways individuals can help; this site about helping refugees at a local level struck a chord as I out on a charity delivery/pick up van on Wednesday morning, helping families in hardship by redistributing good quality second hand furniture and providing essential white goods where needed. Samll in the greater scheme of things but invaluable to those people being helped.

Reflection: We are the crowd. Our Sunday shouts of Hosanna turn to Monday indifference to our neighbours’ needs, and by Tuesday we call out to crucify those who are different to us, the people we don’t approve of. Lord, give us hearts as wide and open as your arms on the cross, compassion as deep as your wounds. Help us to truly love our neighbours, especially those we find hard to get on with or hard to understand.

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Date: 2017-04-07 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vespican.livejournal.com
So often, the headlines are about the problems... the crime and bullying attributed to refugees. We have to look in the back pages of the paper to find the stories of groups and individuals helping settle refugees.
Dave

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Date: 2017-04-07 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mylodon.livejournal.com
Yep. And about where the refugees themselves are making an impact by helping others.
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