Greetings! I’ve been working on another installment of the Human Trafficking 101 series, but have been interrupted (gladly) by the progress of Global Health Promise. A newsletter has just been published and you can view that electronically by clicking here. We are also a new cause on Facebook, which already has 171 members and $100 raised within 5 days of the launch! I invite you to join our cause, recruit others, and raise money to help lift mothers and their children out of slavery.
I got an email this morning from a friend who discussed a lady who “didn’t cause the problem but she was willing to try to clean up the mess that others had left behind. Then it occurred to me (actually hit me like a board to the head) that people (probably most of us) make and leave all of these messes. There are a few people who come along and try to clean it up but there are not near enough mess cleaner uppers for all the mess makers. The world is in a real mess but there aren’t enough mess cleaners. Maybe we are just supposed to clean up the mess where we can? At least start there?”
I say YES! Perhaps Matt’s quill pen ran out right after Jesus said “Blessed are the peacemakers” and “Blessed are the merciful” so that he didn’t quite catch the “Blessed are the mess cleaners” part. This lady was doing what she could, right where she was to make a the world a better place.
Sure, we all could use some help in time, money, gifts, and other support and if you want to help in that way, please contact me! But I also want to recognize that not making more messes (for ourselves or others) is also a part of it. Being kind, generous, grateful, asking questions, involving discussions, and just being more aware of our own mess is a start.
Be a mess cleaner- upper today!