Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Dear Friends,

I don’t mean to stir up trouble and my intention is not to make you feel uncomfortable but I just have a couple of questions on my mind. You see I’m a little puzzled and confused for your actions seem to contradict your words.

Why is it that you declare your passion for fighting poverty and injustice but avoid taking any action?

How can you sing “break my heart for what breaks yours” in worship, yet ignore the need on your doorstep?

Why is that you can’t afford to contribute money or resources to people in need but you can afford a new tv, car or phone?

What does it mean when you say that you want to be like Jesus but avoid stepping out of your comfort zone to reach out to those who are vulnerable?

When you say that you don’t have time or that your priorities such as family and work stop you from really getting involved the way you’d like, do those things also stop you from playing sport, seeing friends or spending hours on facebook?

So I guess I’m just wondering how serious you are when you say these things.

I got my hopes up when I thought that I had found others who cared about the big issues as much as I do, but once again I’m standing here on my own feeling like I’m the odd one out for caring too much.


So I'm a bit frustrated at the moment and thought I would get some of it of my chest. This open letter is not directed at any one person, just a collection of thoughts.

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