Christians Urged to "Light Up" for Poverty.
I would forgive you for assuming that Christians are being urged to smoke some substance or another, because that's exactly what I thought.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians are being invited to “light up” beacons of hope for the world's impoverished communities through a week of prayer.
"Light up" "beacons of hope", huh? Well, I'm sure all the hungry children are now full, the homeless are now sheltered and those without access to healthcare have been miraculously cured. Smoking some weed would at least provide the drug dealer with some cash.
Nothing pisses me off more than a call to prayer in lieu of either actually doing something or admitting there's nothing you're willing to do.
Tearfund has produced resources to help Christians reflect on some of the most urgent social justice issues.
Nope, still doing nothing and acting like you're doing something. Every time I end up in the hospital, two sorts of people emerge. The one sort of person is like my sisters-in-law*, who visit me, call me, clean my house and do my grocery shopping, all while brushing aside my gratitude because this is not special behavior to them, this is just how people are supposed to act. The other sort of person sees me after I'm out of the hospital and says, "Oh, I prayed for you!" and then pauses expectantly, clearly waiting for me to express my deepest gratitude for their efforts.
I don't care who prays or not. I know one of my sisters-in-law prays for me- while she's stopping by my house to pick up clothes and toiletries to bring to the hospital for me. That's my point. Pray all you want- while you are actually doing something. Praying while doing nothing is doing nothing. Don't congratulate yourself for doing nothing and don't expect any gratitude for doing nothing.
*I got wicked lucky in the in-law department.