We all have the potential to make a difference. Today, I had this important conversation with someone who was at my home to do some work. We were having a conversation and he was surprised to learn that their are people who are kind and generous. He kept repeating the phrase ‘you’re one in a million’ as I repeatedly told him that we each have the potential to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Matthew 25:35-36 NLT
“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me."
Each of us has the potential to be kind and generous. When we speak to our neighbors and friends, we have a chance to make a difference. When we are generous with our time and our talents, we can make a difference. When we visit those who are sick and shut in, we make a difference. When we minister and attend to children who are in need, we make a difference. When we teach our children by example how to be kind and generous, we make a difference.
We talked about and discussed lots of options. Pack and deliver a backpack with easy to prepare food to your local school for needy kids during Christmas and summer break. Be proactive and make purchases now, that can be donated to a foster family or a family in need this Christmas (with gifts, wrapping paper, maybe even a tree and all the trimmings). Make arrangements to visit a local nursing home, veterans center, orphanage or a rehab facility. Mail a card or a letter to someone in prison, away at school, or to an active duty soldier. Buy groceries or coffee or dinner for someone who isn’t expecting to receive your generosity. There are opportunities everywhere to make a difference.
We each have the potential to make a difference, if we would only do it. Today, this guy came to do some work and I pray that he left with some work to do. Make a difference, by being a difference in someone else’s life today.