Friday, December 01, 2006

bad words

Here's a quote from Tony Campolo that got me thinking - how compassionate am I really?

"The United Nations reports that over ten thousand people starve to death each day, and most of you don't give a shit. However, what is even more tragic is that most of you are more concerned about the fact that I just said a bad word than you are about the fact that ten thousand people are going to die today."

I am a very idealistic person and I would like to think that I have compassion for the starving and attempt to do practical things to help them.

This really made me think about myself, however, because what stood out for me about the first sentence of this was not that ten thousand people die of starvation every day.

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