If anyone has material possessions and
sees his brother in need but has no pity on him,
how can the love of God be in him?
(1 John 3:17, NIV)
I watched as a flock of Canadian geese walked through the grass, feeding together. And I wondered:
How would I react if I saw one bird aggressively taking most of the food, hoarding it from the others, letting them starve?
Father, I wonder how I look to You in my wealth and comfort while so many of Your dear ones are in desperate need. You provide enough for all of us, as you do for the birds. But I use so much and share so little.
Forgive me, Father. Teach me how You want me to live. Teach me how to love those in need.