In India, it’s a common practice for families to discard children who are born with a mental or physical disability, because they believe such children are cursed. Honestly, this is something I was completely ignorant of until I lived there in December 2011 and spent the month working at an orphanage for children with special needs.
It’s a reminder of how cruel the world can be, and of how easily we discard people… when they’re different from us. When they don’t fit our perfect, pretty Pinterest ideals.
Yet, this orphanage in India was run by a couple of American women who had given up everything in the States to come love on these children. And that’s an even more powerful reminder – that the love and sacrifice of just one or two people is beautifully and aggressively compelling.
And luckily we get to wake up every morning deciding that today, we’re going to be that one person… that today, we’re going to be love to someone who desperately needs it.
“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Galatians 5:6