the flow of love
In the last blog post, I was to look into and become and advocate for a social design issue. This is one I was already an advocate for:
Thousands of children walk a number of miles before night comes to find a safe place to sleep lest they be abducted by a group called the Lords Rebellion Army. The LRA is led by Joseph Kony, a crazy devil of a man who desires to overthrow ugandan government in the name of "God." So he steals children, brainwashes them, kills their friends in front of them and ties them down with fear to keep them from escaping.
Children are not meant to fend for themselves, to take care of themselves, find food and shelter on their own.
My project goal is the eradication of poverty and hunger. From looking at these videos it may seem like poverty is the wrong focus. True. My heart is for helping those who cannot help themselves, whether it is a need for food or a need for safety. I do believe in God, but not the god of the LRA, that god is not God. God is for these children, He is a "Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation." Hosea writes (14:3). The fatherless find mercy in Him.
My faith in God is the inspiration for my desire for change. It is Gods character to have a heart for the oppressed, the broken, and the poor. For as Jesus spoke, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Mathew 5:3-4.
My belief in God as a Father propogates my belief that we need to extend help to those in need. I believe we need to be the "kingdom of God" we want to see.
God loved us, so we share that love with others in the form of service.