To The Rescue

Monday, January 17, 2000

   Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend
the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
    -- Isaiah 1:17, New International Version

   We live in a world that stresses, "if you ain't taken care of yourself, no ones gonna do it for you.  I disagree with that statement.  You know what else, the Gospel calls us to reach out and do things for others.  I believe, that if you do what you can to help others, you too will be taken care of.  Not only that, but we are called to work to help those who can not take care of themselves.  After all, we are our "brother's (and sister's) keeper!"

   Remove the heart of selfishness, O God, that keeps me from
caring for the downtrodden, abused, forgotten, and broken.  Give me
your eyes of concern and Jesus' heart of compassion to see them and
minister to them.  In his name, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.