Excited to meet with social workers at a high school, I pulled in to the parking lot.
Walking down the hallway and in to a small room, I noticed there was no view. There were no windows. But I was fine, I was there to talk about how I could help. How we could partner together to make a difference in student’s lives.
The social workers spoke passionately.
I listened intently. My ears really couldn’t believe what they were hearing.
One thing was for certain —
Now that I had seen and had a view, I couldn’t ignore the need.
Once you have seen, you can not ignore the need . . . [tweet that]
Students needed clothing.
Students needed money to get vaccines.
Students needed bus money.
snacks for the weekend
and soap. For crying out loud they needed soap to bath and wash their clothes with. I held back tears. Tightly!
These were students HERE in my city.
These aren’t the streets of Haiti, Africa, or Guatemala. No, just seven miles from my home kids are living on the streets, going without food, and parentless. They don’t know where their next meal is coming from or if their parents will let them in the house when they get home. Does this not stir your heart? Oh it does mine!
Just seven miles from home —
I realized my view had changed from what I had seen.
Have you had a change of view lately?
Linking up with Lisa Jo Baker as we write for 5 at Five Minute Friday.
Please join me for Graffiti Summer, a challenge to see needs and fill them.