Chad started thinking about the picture — maybe overthinking it — but came to this conclusion:
Maybe I’m reading too much into this picture, but does anyone find it a little condescending? I’m sure they mean well, but come on. Did they have to keep the label of “loved.” on the larger, well-fed white girl? Of course she’s loved. She probably lives in suburbia USA, and is out helping the poor for a few weeks before returning to mainstream America without a care in the world. No need to flaunt it in the face of those less fortunate.
I’m sure this “loved.” shirt probably refers to their god’s love, but that makes it even more absurd. Apparently those starving kids in Africa aren’t loved. That is, until they’re helped by the condescending white man.
He adds that it’s possible the boys in the picture were the ones who gave her the shirt, but regardless, it’s just a case of unfortunate juxtaposition.
(To their credit, the church is doing some fantastic work in Sub-Saharan Africa.)