Thursday, June 20, 2013

Amen and Amen!

"What if caring for the poor was more than just caring about easing our consciences? What if caring for the poor meant feeling sacrifice for the poor?  What if we weren’t really feeling care for the poor – until we were really feeling sacrifice for them?"

Amen, Ann Voskamp, Amen.  

Read it.  Soak it in.  Ask the Lord what He wants to speak to you.


  1. I'm not sure I've ever been motivated to help someone because I have an uneasy conscience. Do people really do that?

  2. Carlee, unfortunately, yes. They try to give a certain amount to feel better about the lifestyle they are living when really there is no compassion or sacrifice in the giving. It is just another checkmark on the list to move on and not have to think about the conditions that people around the world live in every day. That is why in the widow's mite story, her gift was so much more valuable because of the heart of sacrifice and love that she gave it with.