In my travels I have seen many great sights and wonders of creation – God’s and man’s. I have stood on a precibis over the Grand Canyon, I have sat in a pew in a grand cathedral, I have gazed at beautiful desert sunsets and been amazed at rock formations only God could design. All have moved me to tears, made me feel small, or sparked emotions like awe and respect and compassion. They are experiences not often found.
That’s what creation does. Moves us.
But what does observing the suffering or pain of another human spark in us? Have we grown so used to seeing mankind’s faults, we forget to see their beauty, or have compassion for their pain? It seems to take a lot to move us in these days.
We don’t have to travel far from home to find a wondrous creation. We are His creation, and those around us should move us to certain emotions. If we are void of that emotion, we are hiding our hearts and missing out on the lessons of charity God intends us to learn.
When was the last time you recognized or were impressed by genuine humility? When was the last time you felt an emotional attachment to your fellow man so strong you had to risk being vulnerable to reach out? What does it take to move you to charity -even if it’s just close to home?