live like you’re on LOST

So here’s something i’ve been thinking about since February, when Ramon told me, “Don’t tell anyone this.. (hee) but on the plane on the way here i sorta wanted to crash so it could like LOST. i think i would really be an assett to the others on the island and it would be so cool!”

How many of us haven’t wanted to be in a place where we can save others or change the world or be a hero? Maybe it’d be a little dangerous but to REALLY live and to REALLY help someone would be fantastic, right?

I’m realizing that we have more impact on the world than I thought we did. The way we spend our time and money matters. Don’t stop reading yet!

Here’s the thing. if one kid, who normally eats once or twice a week, can eat every day for $6.00 per month…and programs that supply the food would expand if they had more funds (but they don’t)…then every six dollars a month I spend on me, is one child who literally doesn’t eat.

six dollars = one meal at subway (ish), or 1.5 drinks at leaf n bean…it’s disturbing to know these things. and now i dont know what to do with this information except to say that just because we dont live on an island with polar bears and smoke monsters doesnt mean that we’re living in a world of safety, comfort and ho hum daily life. our world is screwed up, we just happen to live on the part of the island that doesnt see the other side except on tv sometimes. you CAN make a huge difference if you decide to do it.

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3 responses to “live like you’re on LOST

  1. anti

    “and now i dont know what to do with this information except to say that just because we dont live on an island with polar bears and smoke monsters doesnt mean that we’re living in a world of safety, comfort and ho hum daily life. our world is screwed up, we just happen to live on the part of the island that doesnt see the other side except on tv sometimes. you CAN make a huge difference if you decide to do it.”

    the only thing you can do at this point. be a faithful steward with the money that YOU have, be open to the prompting of the spirit in giving, and dont fret or feel guilty about spending the money that God ALLOWS you to keep and spend on yourself.

  2. its ‘THE OTHERZ…am kidding

    n-way its true Bec I admire your heart of giving ……i always try not to use feelings coz i will give all i have and i would not be able even to help ma self and family and fulfill what God has me to do..i dont know weather its mean but i really believe we are stewards of whatever we have ……we should spent it wisely help where we can ..i once visited a rehab for street children we were funding and the man in charge told me the greatest thing to do to the boys is give them the gospel of Christ it gives them hope and they are able to live ..in content…. i dont say we dont help Christ left us a a command to hep that’s the greatest and that’s Christianity I have lived/brought up in slums and know sometimes.. I have lost sleep wondering how I will help ma people but I realized I cant help all of them and till where will I help…I only try wisely ….when we share the gospel of Jesus with them it has given them hope and they are able to live….even if you wont be able to give sharing the gospel gives them eternity and such joy that cant be compared then other things will come if you can afford …that’s how I try to approach that very important issue
    be blessed Bec4ur challenge and hardwork and going an extra mile doing a help we are there to help you were we can …that’s you calling we may not really understand it coz it might not be our call so don’t be discouraged when pple don’t really understand well..but Christ do…be blessed

  3. The scripture that comes to my mind is I Cor. 7:31 –

    “and those who use the world, [should be] as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.”

    We are not specifically called to asceticism; nor are we told to indulge ourselves. Everything in this world, even our bodies, is dying. What we have been given, we ought to use fittingly and where possible to extend God’s eternal kingdom.

    As Christians, we could go overboard – if this world is all there is, then we really should exert ourselves strenuously and grasp at every last nickel for charity (or whatever we think is most important). We should get high-paying jobs and live like paupers. But this world just isn’t that important. For the same reason that God doesn’t give us eternal life materially (He gives it to us spiritually), our primary calling is always spiritual, not material, and the material – working, buying, giving – should always be kept in that perspective.

    My 2 cents.

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