The weight of the need in this world can feel suffocating. There are so many people suffering injustice and deprivation around the globe—people who have been overlooked or underserved—that I sometimes feel overwhelmed with the gravity of it all.
With that feeling comes the temptation to disconnect. I feel like I can’t really make a difference, so why bother at all?
A few years ago, I heard a pastor give some advice that has really stuck with me. He said, “do for one person what you wish you could do for all people.”
There is so much need in the world, but thankfully you don’t have to take it all on. Take a moment to stop and think. Think about how you can show the kind of love and care that you wish were extended to all people and then offer that care to one person.
Imagine if everyone lived this out a little each day. I would love to be a part of a world like that. I hope I can be a part of making my own community a little more caring each and every day.
Questions of the Day
• What’s one way you can “do for one” what you wish you could do for all today?
• How have you experienced someone caring for you in a small way that has made a big difference in your own life?
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)