"We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline."Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The other day I was faced with the opportunity to save a life. Sitting in front of me was a bowl with only a few measly grains of rice, that I could miraculously turn into a full bowl, so that someone in another part of the world would not have to go to bed with an empty stomach again.
Immediately I thought about the parable (Matthew 25:31-46), where Christ described those who will be cursed and sent into an eternal fire. “For when I was hungry you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty you gave me nothing to drink.” their desperate reply was, “ When did we not help you?”
His answer? “Whatever you did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me.”
If you care, there is a way for you to help, if you have the time or inclination to give up a few minutes of surfing time each day. All you have to do is define a few words. At FreeRice.com for each word you define correctly, 20 grains of rice will be donated to the United Nations World Food Program.
Why not try it, not only will it save a person from starving, you’ll feel better every time you visit the site knowing that you are doing more than just paying lip service to the problem of World Hunger.
Here is your chance to create life change, world change, so shut up or put up a few minutes of your time, helping someone less fortunate.
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Today is set aside to honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, It was his philosophy of "tough-mindedness and tenderheartedness" that gave the civil rights movement an inspiring moral authority and grace.
Most people are not aware of the service component of the holiday, encouraging the participation of as many individuals and organizations as possible, to take action on the day we celebrate Dr. King's life and teachings.
MLK Day of Service seeks to engage more people in projects such as tutoring, mentoring children, painting schools and senior centers, delivering meals, building homes to honor Dr. King's legacy.