Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What's Wrong With People?

Earlier this week a friend of mine tweeted the image on the right along with the following text: "What is wrong with people? Avg. Haitian makes $1/day. Donating cost of 1 meal out could cover them for a week."

Make no mistake, I too was a little taken back upon first viewing it. After all, what kind of person does not want to help in the midst of such great tragedy?

But after further reflection, this thought struck me...what if it's not that they don't want to give but that they can't? Let's face it... many of us, our friends and neighbors, are feeling the current economic squeeze. Could it be that the numbers above highlight our debt? Our fears? Maybe so many are in debt and/or worried about having enough for tomorrow that they feel like, "I just can't give"?

On the other hand maybe people just don't care.

What's been your experience? Have you given? Have your friends? Why / why not?


1 comment:

Brett Probert said...

Ya, I've's humbling buying a beautiful house right when there are millions without any. And we intend to give more.

And I know some people close to me who really can't afford to...or who are struggling with the needs right in our own backyard. But even the kids in my afterschool bought candy bars to help raise money. It seems that almost everyone can give something, and every little bit helps. Plus the giving connects us just a little more with the Lord...