Friday, December 3, 2010

Being a Christian

One of the things I really like about being a Christian is finding an active and vibrant community that has at its heart service and ministry. Christian ministry is what the world needs more than ever right now. The world is growing even more materialistic and even some Christians have forgotten that we are to be known by our love. Being a Christian myself, I believe nothing can be more important than ministering to the “least of these”, whether that be the poor, the unborn or those poor unfortunate souls who never have had the joy of experiencing the love of Christ working in their lives. I can think of nothing more horrible than a life without the love of Christ and his Church working in it.

I believe that Christ has a special place in His heart for those who take care of children in need. Though no fault of their own, these children are born into a world where they are hungry and undereducated. Oftentimes in my home country of the Philippines, they are left to fend for themselves at a very young age, begging or turning to things like prostitution just to meet their daily needs. Their families live in garbage dumps where they are literally crushed in garbage landslides. I truly think it is hard for someone from the West to comprehend the poverty in the developing world until they experience it first hand. I know seeing it first hand had an incredible impact on my husband; He has since then had a new found compassion for the poor(although he still needs to work at it a lot). Hopefully some of you who read this will take the time to become the hands of Christ reaching out to these poor and disadvantaged children, children who without you may never know the love of Christ.


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