Compassion Conundrum

Ayden and Carly Riding a Pony. July, 2010.

Privilege and Pinterest
It’s Blog Month at Compassion International, the awesome organization for the kids of this world who don’t get pony rides. Or regular meals. Or health care. Or education. I committed to help spread the word, to lend my little corner of the interwebs to the cause of finding sponsors for 3,108 new children during the month of September. I promised to write a post once a week for four weeks to encourage people to sponsor a child
These folks work miracles for $38.00 a month. And when it’s your $38.00, that makes you part of the miracle too.

This week’s assignment, though, stymied me. This week, we’ve been asked to put up a board on Pinterest. 
And while it seems the whole world loves Pinterest, I don’t pin. 
Today’s post is a compromise. I want to remind you all to pray for these children, and to prayerfully consider whether sponsorship is right for you. (I promise you, it’s right for the sponsored children.) 
But diving into Pinterest? That’s beyond me today. 
So instead I’d like to invite you to pray for these children, to examine your own situation to see if you can help one. 1,515 people have already stepped forward this month. 
Go ahead. Join them. You’ll be glad you did.

37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
Matthew 25:37-40 (NASB)