He has shown you, oh man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to walk justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poor is Relative

The other day a little girl asked me, "Erin, you like to help the poor, right? When I grow up, I want to help the poor too." This little girl grew up in a bamboo house, uses an outhouse, and slept in the same bed as her parents until she was 6. When she talks about the poor, she thinks about other family members that have less than her family and that her family tries to help out. It’s an attitude of gratefulness, and not of entitlement, that should be present in all of our lives. No matter how bad we have it, someone else has it worse! Goes the other way too, doesn’t it? No matter how good we have it, someone has it better!
Speaking of having it better...

Sometimes life in Ecuador can be tough. Sometimes it is just absolutely amazing!! We got a little glimpse of amazing when Nikki, Janna and I drove down the coast and saw some humpback whales! Apparently they travel up from Antartica every year to have their babies off the coast of Ecuador in July. Then, in September, they head back down south! There weren’t that many out there, I guess because it was the end of the season, but we saw a few shoot air out of their blow hole, and had a really wonderful time.

1 comment:

Kim DeGregorio Roth said...

yay for whales. and "poor" is totally relative for sure. WHEN can we skype?????!!!!!