Sunday, June 24, 2007

World Vision Stir



And some people wonder why third culture kids often have a hard time adjusting to life in a self absorbed "developed" country. When one has experienced the "developed" and the "developing" countries of the world it can often be hard to justify and acclimate into the former.
James 1:27 says "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." There are so many ways that we can fight and champion for those far less fortunate than us even while sitting in our cozy, over stuffed, swiveling, office chairs (I would be more impressed if you actually got up and got your hands dirty though). Challenge yourself daily to "do something" of greater significance.... I'm rambling.
ps. Be nice to the next TCK you run into... they are weird but... it's not all their fault. Not that TCK's can't be spoiled brats too, I mean look at me, I had Margret for goodness sakes. But having been witness to so much suffering over a long period of time does tend to put things in perspective.
pps. I'm not ranting and raving against the "developed" world, it is after all the technology of that world that allows me to ramble here. I just wish we would better use our efforts and resources towards an end that benefits those who need it most.

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