Sometimes it is easy in our world of abundance to forget just how blessed we are. I fall trap to that way of thinking more often than I like to admit.
Sponsoring a child from Compassion this year makes me stop and look at life differently. When I take the time to prepare a small package of very simple items for him, it fills my heart with overflowing joy. Praying over the items brings me back to reality. It really is more of a blessing to give than to receive.
Christ calls us to care for the poor and to preach the good news to the nations. That doesn't mean that we have to go to another country to fulfill His calling for us. We can share the good news of Jesus Christ and help to care for the poor right from our own home. A little time and a little sacrifice is all it takes.