Little Acts of Kindness

Marie Claire


 Jesus is calling us to love one another as he has loved us. – John 13:34

When you love someone, you cannot watch them starve and die of hunger or watch them suffer when you have the cure.

There is nothing worse than leaving your home country and living in a foreign country as an asylum-seeker or a refugee. I was once an asylum-seeker and a refugee, and I lived in different refugee camps in Africa with my family. Even though I never lack food to eat or clothes to wear during that time, I know that many refugees in different parts of the world are dying of hunger, dehydration, preventable diseases, mental health problem, etc.

I count myself lucky and blessed not because I am better or more prayerful than those who have nothing to live on, but because God has given me the opportunity to live, testify and to bless others with the little that I have. Every day I see the glory of God in my life, and thanks be to God for everything he has done for my family and me.

I grow up with the determination to help others, and I don’t like watching other people suffering or starving. How I wish everyone felt the same way in this world – it would have been a better place for everyone to live in. I am not rich, but I know that even 2% or 5% of my monthly income can change someone’s life and bring hope to those who have lost hope and faith in God.

Imagine a life in a refugee camp for orphans with no one to take care of them, no family members to comfort them. Think of the life of the elderly people with no one to help them or check on them to know if they have eaten or have water to drink. I know that there are many people out there who feel the same as me and are willing to help others no matter how small their donation may be. There is no small gift in the eyes of God as long as it’s from the heart of the donor. Imagine living in a world where there is no hunger or conflict.

I have a lot to say, but I would like to end with this thought:

I was hungry, and you fed me; thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your home; naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me; I was in prison and you visited me. – Mathew 25:35-36

May, the Lord, our father, who showed us love even before we were born through the love of Jesus Christ, continue to fill us with love through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Good bless you all for your generosity

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