Sidewalk Bends

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The other night I saw this story on the news about a group of people who for 24 hours will live in cardboard boxes to bring solidarity to those in Uganda who live in boxes every day. It’s a great thing to bring attention to those who are often forgotten, but I ask you, what will you do when those 24 hours are up? Will you continue drinking your lattes, while you surf the internet? Do you really think sleeping in a box with your warm coats and jackets compares to living with the elements, while you try to ignore the stink that is you, because you haven’t been able to take a decent shower in weeks? Do you really think it compares when at the end of the day you haven’t had to scavenge for the scraps that others have left behind?

It’s awesome to be able to say, “I was part of that group. Did you see what we did?” It’s even more awesome though to not forget. It’s more awesome to continue helping when those around you have gone back to their “normal” lives. It’s more awesome to actually invite someone who without shelter into your home. It’s more awesome to invite someone who is hungry to share a meal. It’s more awesome to truly care.


Written by Sidewalk Bends

December 10, 2008 at 7:22 am

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