Sunday, January 17, 2010

Back To Blogging Part 2

I suppose this could really be considered part one, after all I've procrastinated for 2 weeks. Anyhow...

Life's good overall.

It's been really neat this past week to see the level of international support for Haiti. As a regular volunteer with the American Red Cross, I'm very proud of the role our organisation is playing in the relief effort. Hopefully this catastrophe brings to light the terrible conditions in Haiti.
The country is currently the poorest in the Western hemisphere. Imagine trying to get by on $30 or $40 a month and you'll have some idea of what Haiti is like.

On the one had I pity country, yet on the other I have trouble comprehending or sympathising with their needs. I've grown up in the richest nation on earth. My idea of starving is going more than five or six hours without a full meal.
Or course part of my apathy stems from my selfish sin nature. When coupled with my Bourgeois childhood, sin makes me want to sit back and ignore the suffering.

This concept of selfish living v. helping others has been on my mind a good deal lately. What do I want to do with my life? Help people or further my own kingdom (to use a Christian metaphor).

For instance, Law is a field I'm considering. Without trying to sound arrogant I believe i have the potential to excel in a such setting. But, would I have the courage to take the thankless cases-to find justice for those who will never get it otherwise. Or, will I choose to take the easy route and only help those with largest bank accounts.

I pray that I will have the courage to do the right thing. Yet it doesn't start when when I'm an adult, it begins now. Rejecting the apathy and reaching out to those in need is a choice, one I far to often ignore.

No comments:

Post a Comment