Friday, June 3, 2011

Every Day

It's time for Five Minute Friday,  Lisa Jo, aka The Gypsy Mama, gives us our topic and we are to write for 5 minutes about whatever pops into our head, no editing allowed. Pop on over to her site for all the details! This week's prompt: Every Day

Every day, according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die due to poverty. They “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” Can you imagine what would happen if suddenly 22,000 children died in New York? And what if the following day 22,000 children died in London, followed by another 22,000 in Sydney, then Berlin, and on and on, with no end in sight. The media coverage would be crazy, 24 hours a day, demands would be being made for answers. Yet everyday children are dying from preventable causes. What if they were the child next door? The kids your kids go to school with? Are some children more disposable than others? In God's sight, there are no disposable children. The question is, what are we going to do about it? With a problem this large and complex I don't expect to be able to change the world, but I can change the world for one child. What if we all did? Sponsor a child with CompassionSource

1 comment:

  1. This was encouraging and challenging to me. Thanks!