GETTING DOWN TO THE PERSONAL   7 comments

Another blogger just posted this. It’s a moving story, illustrative of the gift of kindness. We humans are capable of great love and generosity.

It puts me in mind of the many needs here at home and throughout the world where people suffer poverty, illness, fear, and hopelessness. We are so good at overlooking massive needs. They seem just too big to handle. What can I do? But when it comes down to the individual, our hearts won’t let us avoid helping.

For the many other bloggers, and people everywhere, who, like me, are sick at heart over the suffering in our world, it seems that one key is letting ourselves see these things as happening to individual people. How would I feel if I knew personally the folks in those shoes — or bare feet? I’ve just been reading “The Tipping Point.” When will we as a society reach the tipping point where enough of us are concerned that we’ll feel our power to help our world — the people in it — the environment we live in?

How soon will it happen that we will overcome inertia, perceived helplessness, and denial to do the wonderful things of which we are potentially capable.

7 responses to “GETTING DOWN TO THE PERSONAL

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  1. I wish I knew. I do quite a few posts about opening our eyes and seeing the needs of others. This is a ME world and it is wrong

  2. Mona, this article adds to numerous articles sharing similar stories – thank God there is love everywhere – and thanks for sharing this particular story!

  3. It’s gonna be a few yers or more I’m sorry to say.  But keep reminding us.

    tappersal@comcast.net

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