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Compassion and Confession

Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 11, 2011 @ 1:19 am In GOD | 21 Comments

We get letters from our Compassion children [4], Julan and Joseph, every month or two. Julan even writes me in English so there’s no need for a translator. He calls me Tita Jessica, an honorable address in Filipino culture, as if to a parent. This last envelope included a letter from Julan’s mother, writing to thank me for sponsoring her child.

I cried.

I cried because, honestly, I am not as diligent to write back as they are to write to me. I am not as diligent to pray for them as they are to pray for me. I am not as caring as they are.

I want to be different.

But, the stuff of life gets in my way. I get distracted by my plenty, while they are rich in God, despite their want.

And I really don’t get that. I hope that I will grow. I pray that I will. I pray that I will care more.

I pray that I will care enough.

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