I’m curious if you’ve ever done this before. Have you ever seen a need and realized that you really want to have nothing to do with it? So instead of coming up with reasons why you should help, you instead make a list of reasons why you shouldn’t. I’ve gotten to be a pretty good list maker over the years as I come up with why I’m too busy or why this is a bad use of my time or why this shouldn’t really apply to me. Instead of seeing a need and thinking, “I can help with that,” I make a list of excuses. And when I choose to do so I make myself out to be like the Levite and the Priest in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. They made lists, too. The Samaritan, however, didn’t rationalize and didn’t come up with reasons of why he couldn’t help. No, he saw a need and realized that he could do something about it… and he did. The truth is that we can’t help every single person in the world who is needy, but we can help some. What are you doing to help those in need? You don’t have to help everyone, but you must help someone. My brother and his wife decided that they can help an orphan from Africa have a home with loving parents, so they’re in the process of adopting a little boy. Their story has been an encouragement and a blessing to me. To read more about it, visit their blog and think about what you can do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.