Friday, February 09, 2007

When I was a kid, I thought I could change the world.

I'm embarrassed now even to admit that, embarrased by my naivete and arrogance. But on days like today, when Kat is talking about American wealth and excess, and Oprah is talking about child slaves in Ghana, I wish I still believed it was true. And I admire my friends like Elizabeth and Mikkee who still believe it, and who have committed their careers to trying.

2 comments:

heather said...

T'is how i felt reading Irresistible Revolution.

kat said...

Oh, but you can! I was reading just the other day about the parable of the mustard seed. It's the tiniest seed in the garden, but it grows into the biggest tree.

It struck me that as parents of little ones, we often don't feel like we have much to offer. We barely have time to sleep and eat, much less change the world.

But all it takes is our little bit and God can grow that into something that will change the world.

Our family sponsors children through Compassion International and I know for sure that we're changing three small lives in Haiti, India and Mexico. Perhaps I'm not changing THE world, but I am changing THEIR world.