What do you do with something like this? When I see that three year old little girl, I see what could have been my sons--my sons--were it not for God's hand in sending them to Missionaries of Charity and AAI. Stuff like this breaks my heart in general, but especially in Ethiopia, for obvious reasons.
Then I think about the values I want to pass on to my kids, and since moving to a larger area I'm hoping to be able to find more things second-hand, and to spend less on (healthy) groceries. I don't want to be frugal for the sake of being frugal, as if it's a virtue in and of itself, but God has given us a lot, and some people have nothing, and I think He wants us to share. It's a hard balance to find, enjoying the blessings God's given you to enjoy vs. giving money away to people who, without it, literally starve to death.
Anyway I wanted to share this recent news from Ethiopia. The photo is hard to look at and the story is hard to read, but it's real, and it's happening, and the crazy thing is that you or I could get on a plane today and go see it for ourselves. PLEASE think about how you might help a hungry child somewhere in the world today. I can't help everyone, and you can't help everyone, and our government can't help everyone, but each of us can help someone.
(And if you want ideas on how to help, please ask!)