So I'm reading this book called Compelled by Love and I came upon this quote by Mother Teresa,
"Today it is very fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them."
I feel like we talk about the homeless and those who have less and loving our roommates like Christ would and tithing and selflessly giving but how often do we actually follow through with our speech? I guess I've just been so convicted of this lately...and it truly annoys me because I look at what I'm typing right now and this is yet another form of simply "talking" about it...this thought holds no merit unless I actually go out and do something about it.
Specifically referring to the poor, I am called, as a Christian, to go out and feed the hungry and clothe the naked. John 14:12 says,
"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."
Are you kidding me? I must've heard this verse a hundred times during my private, Christian school upbringing but I have never truly listened to what this claims. I always have stopped with the thought that I could never accomplish even close to what Jesus did in His lifetime. His miracles were much too lofty, much too momentous for me to ever attempt. It's like looking at an ocean stretching for miles and not even attempting to stick my toe in as I could never possibly swim the length or breadth. But is that a reason to not swim at all?
This verse says we will do even MORE then Jesus did. We will do greater things than the Son of God did on this earth. Why the heck am I simply sitting around waiting for things to be dropped in my lap? I cannot possibly have an excuse now that I've seen this verse.