My wife Bonny & I have been watching parts of The Biggest Loser this season. I'll be honest...I'm not really into the show, but I know that Bonny is, so I choose to subject myself to the "torment" of the show so I can take an interest in what she is interested in.
Normally I wouldn't pull anything significant from the time we spend watching this show, but one of the contestants said something really profound this past week as he was voted off that made my ears perk up.
"You can't help everybody everywhere, but you can help somebody somewhere."
I loved this thought because I really can identify with what this is all about. When I think of the desire that burns within my heart to change the world, I can easily become overwhelmed at the immensity of the challenge. But when I boil down the notion of change to one small act of kindness at a time, changing the world doesn't seem so unrealistic.
I wonder if the body of Christ chose to rise up consistently for change how different our world might look. Think about it, if ever family in your church decided to sponsor a child in poverty, how much impact would your community of faith have??
I'm thankful that Bonny & I have chosen to help. We have a sponsored child through Compassion International, and we've just recently adopted our son into our family. Small changes maybe, but so worth it when you consider that changing the world begins with one person at a time!!
Had a lot of fun with this one.
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