I know we all get that feeling in our gut to extend our hand and our friendship out to those people when we see them but most of us never actually listen to our burning conscience and acknowledge those people. I understand that we and our time are spread thin with the demanding lifestyles we all live; with work, school, kids, marriage, church, soccer games… est. BUT I don’t think that’s why we don’t acknowledge those opportunities’ of giving of ourselves to others, I think we are all too scared! We have become too scared to feel something more. We know that those people give us an opportunity to feel something more than we’ve probably ever felt in our whole lives. Why are you scared? We are human and we were meant to love, live, feel, cry, grow. Why are we scared to do just that? Get back to the basics when all that mattered was who you were as far as your character and what you are made of. We are not made heroes by doing NOTHING with what we have… but by doing SOMETHING with what we have been blessed to have or given. We have been taught right from wrong and we know what to do but acknowledging what we are seeing and taking action against the unjust in this world takes a better person than most.
Show me what you’re made of.
When you give the example of being selfless it spreads like a wildfire. You become someone else’s hero when you show them how to make someone else feel loved. They get to see the miracle in action and they in return feel less afraid to give of themselves because if everyone else is doing it, it’s cool. It makes it easier for others to become more giving of themselves once they have had that one fearless person show them the way. Christ has given us the perfect example… he is my hero and I cannot deny what is right because of him. When I get the burning feeling to help someone in need I have to… because he has given me so much, I would be deeply ungrateful not to give back to his children. Not only that but its what’s right and ill walk away feeling better about myself than when I have denied that urge to help someone else. Be the type of person everyone is proud to call friend… the one who would give someone the shirt off their back. It will make you feel better about whom you are as a person every time.