This month, we’re asking readers to perform one act of Simple compassion each week, and to tell us about it. You can watch my YouTube video explaining the challenge here. Each week, you pray, asking God to lead. Then pick one act of simple compassion, and go do it. Then, tell us about it.
The publicity folks thought it would be great to do this via video. Yes. Well. Seems to me that “vlogging” is not nearly as popular as blogging. But if you want to do that, you can go to a video posting site called Say It Face to Face by clicking here. I finally figured out how to post a video there, so go check it out. If you have a webcam or even a digital camera you can post your thoughts!
Or if you’d rather, you can look at the video (click here ) on YouTube). We took this 30 second clip this morning as my friend Sharon and I made breakfast at the homeless shelter. We leave at 6:30 a.m. to get down there. WE cook, serve the meal, visit with some of the ladies who live at the shelter. The women who live there have “chores” including cleanup, so once we put things away, we leave. It’s a great serving opp for busy moms who often have Saturday morning sports events to attend–we get home by about 9:15 or 9:30 a.m. We go on the second Saturday of each month, various neighbors go each time. We have a great time. Here’s some photos:
While I think it’s great to do “random” acts of kindness and compassion, I think we are called to make a habit of compassion. I did not want to get up out of my warm bed when it was 7 degrees outside and still dark out. But I have made a commitment to do just that, one Saturday a month. Random acts are great, but living intentionally is what will transform us.