Thursday, March 4, 2010

100 Cans of Compassion!

Each year at the school where my wife, Loreen, teaches the children are required to complete a "100 Day Project." As they enter the 100th day of school the children must put together a project that incorporates 100 items.

Some of the children put 100 stickers on a poster board or put take 100 pieces of Legos to make a creation. There was one "100 Day Project" that stood out among all the others. A second grader, who was in my wife's class last year, decided that he would collect 100 cans of food! He went to his family and friends and collected 100 cans of food to give to Ms. Loreen's church's food pantry!

This second grader, accompanied by his parents came to worship last week with his "100 Cans of Compassion!" The church applauded him and after the service he was able to go to the food pantry and stock the shelves with his 100 cans of compassion.

Some of us feel we can't do anything of great significance when it comes to compassion so we don't. This 2nd grader's heart of compassion spoke so loudly the words of Mother Teresa:
"We can not do great things, only small things with great love. It is not how much you do but how much love you put into doing it!"

Go out today and start small and show compassion! Take on the challenge...the 100 day challenge to show compassion to others in small ways but with the great love of Jesus!

Till the next cup of java from the backporch...

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