I was just reading the blog Sit a Spell and came across a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that brought me to tears.
"God never intended for a group of people to live in superfluous, inordinate wealth while others live in abject, deadening poverty. God intends for all of His children to have the basic necessities of life, and He has left in this universe enough and to spare for that purpose. So I call upon you to bridge the gulf between abject poverty and superfluous wealth." In 1962, King preached, "I see hungry boys and girls in this nation and other nations and think about the fact that we spend more than a million dollars a day storing surplus food. And I say to myself 'I know where we can store that food free of charge - in the wrinkled stomachs of the millions of people in our nation and in this world who go to bed hungry at night.'" -- Huffington Post
You know, I struggle sometimes. We live in a world where people spend hundreds of dollars on designer purses. Thousands of dollars on Disney vacations. Yet, thousands of children die every. single. day. Children whose lives could have been spared from a $2 medication or $5 in supplimental food.
It is so hard to balance all of this in my head and my heart. My mind weighs heavy, even when mulling over the possibility of buying myself a $2 potted crocus at the grocery store. That $2 could literally save a life.
No matter how you look at it, we do live in a land of wealth. Dr. King’s words ring true. There is enough in this world for everyone. We just have to share
One great way to share is to sponsor a child through Compassion International.