Making a Difference I

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. (Edmund Burke, 18th century Irish statesman)

With a sense of inadequacy, we may shy away when we see someone—or a group—in need of help. If a family suffers a great tragedy, perhaps a house fire, and we do nothing because we know we can’t provide all that will be needed to rebuild and refurnish—what a shame! We could at least encourage others to join us in raising support for the great need. “Every little bit helps.”

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” (Proverbs 3:27-28)