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“Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile” — Mother Teresa

200,000 people died from the effects of Haiti’s earthquake.

The world came through, raising billions of dollars.

200,000 children die every 8 days because of preventable causes related to poverty.

200,000 children died in the 8 days prior to the earthquake.  Did you hear about them?

200,000 children died in the 8 days after the earthquake.  Does anyone know their names?

Today and tomorrow and the next day, impoverished children will die in the tens of thousands.  We can save them too.  Maybe not all at once, but in time.  We could save many all at once.

All we need to do is decide that they are worthwhile.  Then we just make a few small sacrifices.  Millions of human lives for small sacrifices.  We can do it, too.  All we need to do is decide that they are worthwhile.

But we don’t.  Instead, we want what we want.  We get what we want, instead.  Newer and nicer and cheaper are worthwhile.  Distraction is worthwhile.  Maybe if we pretend it’s not there, it will go away.  Many things are worthwhile.

They die.  Little kids.  Millions and millions of little kids. 25,000 today.  25,000 tomorrow.  25,000 the next day.  25,000 the next day.  25,000 the next day. Etc.

Oh well.

I wonder if God judges us by the things we consider worthwhile?

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