Jamboree Tales - Day 8
Be a Blessing
Many of you have heard of a woman in India named Mother
Teresa who has devoted her life to serving the poor. She is known around
the world. She has shown that you do not have to do big things to be a
blessing to others. When someone is hungry you can feed them, if they
are dirty you can help clean them. If they are sick you can care for them.
If they are lonely you can talk to them. If they mourn someone you can
give them words of comfort. You do not have to be rich or famous or a
person of great importance to do any of this. You simply have to care
about others as much as you care about your own needs. Mother Teresa has
cared for many who were sick, fed many who were hungry, and cleaned many
who were dirty. She gave up all her worldly possessions when she started
doing this 60 years ago. She was not always famous but she always cared.
In the early years she was a small nun working in the slums of Calcutta,
India unknown to the rest of the world.
Each of you can be a blessing to others as you live your
lives. You can say a kind word when someone is down; you can buy a meal
for someone who is hungry. When you help someone, keep it to yourself,
you do not need to beat your chest on a street corner and say what a good
person you are. The world will notice your example by how you treat others.
When the opportunities arise, always be a blessing to family, friends
and strangers! Goodnight gentlemen!
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by David L. Eby