Just Help

As I skimmed through my email this morning, I came across a short video and a written meditation, both focusing on the theme for today’s Gospel about the rich man who did not care about the poor man at his doorstep. They also both held the same message- help those around you. There are so many people in the world who need help, it can be overwhelming trying to decipher who we can assist and how and perhaps who is deserving of our money. While some people are called and able to do mission work, the majority of us should simply focus on helping those people who are around us. How can we assist our family, friends, and co-workers? The short video quoted St. Mother Teresa, “I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time – just one, one, one.” I saw another quote, “Along your pathway of life, you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save.” Thomas S. Monson. My mom and I even finished out the evening watching the first episode of the 2nd season of our favorite, “God Friended Me.” The theme was helping others where you are, with the gifts and talents that only you have. I think I get the point.

I Found God today in a not so subtle message about helping others.

4 comments on “Just Help

  1. Thanks Tammy! A beautifully written reminder of the right focus and approach to helping others! I just love Mother Teresa’s simple but yet profound quotes!


  2. Yes, I agree. Why give to all the things one gets in the mail when you can give to those around you who you can see the benefits of your gifts? “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” I have been so blessed to help the neighbor whose husband died in July. It’s amazing how God can lead you to do some little thing that means so much!!


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