I have had many conversation today and I have seen a lot of people who are broken. They are in a tough spot. Life is hard and it is rough and if we were honest, life has plainly dealt them a bad hand and they are having trouble playing with the hand that they have been dealt.
At times, they just want to "call" the game or fold.
Here is a stolen thought:
If we are the body of Christ - and Christ came not for the healthy but the sick - we need to be fully present in the places where people are most broken. And it has to be more than just a financial presence. That helps, of course. But too often money is insulation - it conveniently helps us from ever having to come face-to-face with a man or woman whose life is in tatters.
We, as Christians, are too afraid to take risk though and truly be present for people. Will you be willing to be present to the broken ??