Those are all good things to do. But the feeling that they are doing enough is not. We should never, ever feel like we are doing enough. We should feel called to do more. We're not going to change anything by ignoring reality.
People didn't like being called out in my blog post about this subject last week. I don't care.
If orphans are not on your radar, they should be. Why? Because these are living, breathing, suffering, starving,
under-stimulated, neglected CHILDREN.
They are babies. Alone. No one to rock them, so they rock alone in their cribs.
No one to love them. Left to die in adult mental institutions.
And you could help. You could put aside your latte, your iPhone apps, your dinner out, your vacation, your new shoes, and your comfortable life inside your nice little bubble and care a little instead. No one is asking you to do everything. But to not do anything is flat out wrong. You could help children find homes. You could ache for them like the Lord must ache for them. You could pray. You could help these babies be seen. You could donate your time, money, effort, anything and make a difference.
You could. Or you could go back to your "slacktivist" ways, put your rose colored glasses back on, and ignore them. And then that's your problem when you have to answer the Lord as to why you turned a blind eye to the ones who needed you the most. The ones that need light shone on them, to be brought out of the darkness and into their mommy's arms.
So, I'm not sorry if I get a little angry once in a while because my heart is about to explode with grief. I don't expect you to understand or to make orphans your "pet cause." I really just hope and pray that someday people will at least care enough to do even a little something here and there for these children who are hidden away. All I want is for people to wake up and CARE.