:::day fifteen::: FAST FROM SPEECH

saturday, october 3
“The poorest of the poor suffer silently, too weak for activism or too busy raising the next generation of hungry.” ~A voice from Haiti
To be poor often means to be powerless, even to feel voiceless. Our world is so full of other noises and stronger voices that the quiet cries of the weak and hungry are easily drowned out. Many people have even put their hands over their ears to silence the sounds of suffering when it becomes too uncomfortable. But followers of Jesus have another choice. We are blessed with the ability to raise our voices and communicate the fears, pains, or longings of those too weary or resigned to do so themselves. Next time you have the opportunity to speak out on behalf of the poor, don’t waste it, but for today choose a time when you can relinquish the use of your voice to gain a clearer understanding of what it might feel like to suffer in silence.
What will you say the next time someone disparages or diminishes the plight of the poor? How can you speak on their behalf?

Read...Proverbs 31:8-9

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