Thursday, January 14, 2010

Giving


This whole thing in Haiti is so upsetting.
There are nine million citizens in Haiti and there could be as many as 500,000 or more deaths.
The epicenter was in the dead center of the capitol where the greatest population density occurs.
I talked about the event in my World History class and explained all the ways that someone could help from texting dollars on your cell phone ($10 million yesterday) to donating money to the Red Cross and other aid agencies.
In a few days they will let people actually go there to clean up and rebuild.
I talked about churches doing things last night and one of my students who is a Christian said, "You can't work your way into heaven."
Blew me away.
I retorted that it is not working your way into heaven.
It is giving.
It is caring.
It is loving.
It is showing compassion.
And yes, we do know what Jesus would do.

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