Same job, different uniform.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"Not Thankful When it Pleaseth Me, as if Thy Blessings Had Spare Days."

Is my life all that bad?

There is an outstanding and heartfelt outpouring of the tension between broad generosity and prudent giving here. Shall we give only when we know our gift will be wisely used? Do we despair when we can't see immediate results? Can God use our feeble, even misguided, efforts to show his love? And if tears are the only measure of our sympathy for the impoverished, where would they start and how could they ever end?

In his usual alternately crass and sincere manner (I was still touched), Dallas Boyd examines the grim reality of extreme poverty and starvation in Africa and how little affected by it we are in the United States. (Cursor down; trouble with the link.)

When all is said and done, these things are really about redirecting our attention to God, the Source of every good and perfect thing we enjoy, right down to a 10:45 cup of tea.

Oh that my prayer would more often be "Thou hast given so much to me. Give me one thing more, a grateful heart!"

Good night.

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Blogger Jeb said...

I feel like I should add "and good luck."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


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