Confession: I’ve found it’s easy to care about the destitute and hard to find ways to make a difference.
This week I found a postcard in my mailbox:
“On May 12, 2012, letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, will be collecting food for families in need.
It’s easy to help:
- Collect and bag non-perishable* food items.
- Place by mailbox for letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.
*Donate items like canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.”
What an opportunity, right at my doorstep!
If I tried hard I could get cynical and say “Well yes, but will my gift go to the truly needy or to the undeserving needy?”
Do you think I must figure that out? Do you think I can? Or should I give in good faith to a good cause? Probably there were a few career beggars in the 5,000 Jesus fed. He said some people followed Him because of the fish.
And I suppose I, on the other hand, deserve the good things I’ve been given?
This opportunity knocked at my door, and I’m in. Anyone else?