I've been thinking.
Where does big-picture love meet little-picture love?
passion and care for issues like poverty, sex trafficking, global missions and the people involved in them.
Mentoring, discipleship, being a good friend and family member, caring for my relationship with God, etc.
When you're in it...
Photo Credit: Franki Whalen
watching beautiful kids go back to their homes made of cardboard and scraps of metal,
seeing just how many of those tiny houses there are...
your heart swells, full of compassion and pain.
But when you're far away...
Photo Credit for this and following: Saritha Petthongpoon
it's so easy to become complacent and numb.
Over Spring Break I went to an exhibit of sorts at church called Project Experience.
I was moved, then angered.
How am I so easily moved, then so easily forget?
Feel so entitled to my healthy, happy, loved life.
I'm discovering that it takes real work to remain compassionate in such a blessed lifestyle.
I want to commit to that work.
To keep my big-picture love alive while I work through little picture love here in Philadelphia.
The black and white pictures are from a friend's trip to Haiti this Spring Break.
The pictures above are my friend Franki's from our trip to Guatemala.
There are places like this everywhere,
within the US and outside of it.
I can't always be going,
but I can be praying,
I can be giving,
I can be mindful.
At very least,
I can be grateful for what we've been blessed for.
And that is..a lot.