Deaf, Crippled, Hungry & Blind
An anonymous writer offered the following statement. It touched me as I read it, and hopefully will be meaningful to you as well:
Can we who have so much be untouched by those who have so little? Can full stomachs hear the hollow echo of stomachs that are empty? Can a people drunk on personal freedom, personal rights and civil rights, truly understand those who are held captive by famine and hunger? Can we who are held captive by our gadgets, entertained by TV, seduced by Hollywood, victimized by our own success, be touched by those who search frantically for individual grains of rice to fill their now empty bowls? Can we, whose ears are attuned to Panasonic, Sony, and Pioneer, hear the plaintive cries of the child in Sao Paulo’s slums, the wailings of a young mother wailing hopelessly at the grave of her child in India, or the broken sobs of a father recently bereaved to now raise six children in San Salvador? Who, really, are the deaf, the crippled, the hungry, the blind?
You and I are. We have eyes that cannot see, hearts that cannot feel, feet that will not move, ears that cannot hear, and a hunger that cannot be satisfied. We can change the course of a hurting world. But will we?
“Though He (Jesus) was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor that we, through His poverty, might be made rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9)