Monday, March 26, 2007
I meet alot of people in my line of work. Most of these people have some kind of interest in helping people, reaching out to the lost and oppressed, or meeting some type of felt need. Often times I see people whose vision is no larger than themselves. They seek to build their own little kingdoms of recognition and status under the noble guise of helping others. I don't hold that against them.... I can't. All of us have the tendency to put self above others and our own work above the work of the greater good. I realize this. I do this. I have made peace with this. I still don't like it though.
Fortunately, I have met with a variety of folks over the past few weeks that have been an encouragement to me. Some of these folks were poor and some were rich, some represented large organizations and some represented small churches, some of these were men and some women, some black, some white, some hispanic. All of them had a heart to see people in need helped. We were able to resource each other, help each other, strengthen each other. We were able to be brothers and sisters united in something greater than ourselves.
Big ups to the folks at Sojourners. CC and I had lunch with a couple of their development people and were impressed by their humility and grace today. If you don't know about them, check out the link to the right side of my page.