Hope from a Five Year Old

Gifts of Food for the Hungry -- a Five Year Old's Birthday Presents

Good Morning, God!

There is nothing like comparing ourselves to a “child” to feel humble. What I want for my birthday is an iPad2.

What five-year-old Mikey wanted was donations of food for the hungry. He goes to Central Union Church Preschool and that is what he “asked for” for his birthday.

The church has been giving out blue recycled bags for folks to put donations of canned goods into and carry back to church. I guess Mikey “caught” the idea.

And although I know it isn’t theologically correct, it does call up the verse from Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.” That is a prophecy about the return of Christ. But, still, God, it seems appropriate here.

I’m really tired, God, of having Billionaires held up as “role models” — unless it is one of the 40 or so billionaires led by Warren Buffet that are giving half their wealth to charities. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?,” it says in Mark 8:36.

Mikey has done a Good Thing, God! And I am going to get out my blue bags, put canned goods on my shopping list, and try to follow his example. Thank You, God. Thank You for Mikey and for all the opportunities we have to help one another.

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