What in the World Is Wrong?
I am only one, but still I am one, I cannot do everything,
but I can do something and because I cannot do
everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
Edward Everett Hale
While I sit and drink my morning coffee, looking out the window at my beautiful view, 963 million people are hungry.
More than one billion people earn less than one dollar per day.
Thirty thousand children will die today because of poverty. They die in some of the poorest villages on the earth—
far removed from the conscience of the world. That means that
210,000 die each week—11 million each year—and most of them
are under five years old.
Of the 2.2 billion children in the world, 640 million are without adequate shelter, 400 million without safe drinking water,
and 270 million without access to any medical services whatsoever.
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THE LOVE REVOLUTION
Are these statistics as staggering to you as they are to me?
I hope so. They are the stunning, sobering facts of life in the
world in which we live. These things are happening on our
planet and on our watch. I realize the statistics you have just
read may not apply to the city or country where you reside, but
today more than ever, we are all citizens of the world. We are
part of a global community, and members of our human family
are suffering in unthinkable, unspeakable ways.
I believe it’s time for a worldwide wake-up call— one that will
rouse us from our complacency, our ignorance, or our distaste
for difficulty and stir us to rise up against pain and poverty, loss
and lack, injustice and oppression, and living conditions that
don’t sustain healthy human life or basic dignity. Indeed, it’s
time for a Love Revolution.
One Small Mouth, Six Abscessed Teeth
During a Joyce Meyer...