Compassionate about the poor Bill Mulcahy (Brisbane) Bill's previous articles
April 13, 2012 Making A Difference! www.spiritofthebush.net
poverty. Alleviate world poverty? Is it possible?
today’s society it is fashionable to be socially conscious and aware of
injustices that impact on our wonderful world. So what do we do about global
poverty that affects 26% of the world’s population? .....where
over 22,000 children under the age of five die each day . This
death toll is equivalent to the World Trade Centre attacks occurring 8 times
each day. To me, these figures are so wrong and the world needs to
collectively do more. As individuals (who enjoy a comfortable life) we need to
make a stand, right now, and agree to collectively fight world poverty and
greatly decrease that 26% number and the 22,000 children that die each day due
to poverty-related causes.
what stops us from helping? What prevents us from being God’s people who stand
and say ‘enough is enough’? Does a focus on the immense number of people
suffering from poverty make it seem impossible? Do we then, in relation to this
immense number, become frightened at such a task and on how little we think we
could do, and just give up.
people, there are two simple points to consider when we consider doing
something. They are:
Every action, no matter how small or large, counts;
We are not alone; they are many, many people who are taking up the issue of
person doing something, creating something, is just like planting a seed. We
know about the Parable of the Mustard Seed and how a small seed can grow into
something so big. Watch the link, which is to a video to see how a small thing
can become big. http://youtu.be/RToDohyIXbQ
video promotes Kiva (which I am not doing here, but rather showcasing a
Around our great world there are people who are doing great things, small
actions that effect changes to many of the world’s poorest areas. Imagine if
each and everyone of us can do a small action. As Louis Armstrong sang about: What
a wonderful world… Yes indeed what a wonderful, compassionate, caring
world we would have.