Friday, May 28, 2010
Seeing things differently now...
But since my Haiti trip, I have been seeing things differently and pausing more along the way.
This morning I see her again but this time it is different. What I saw was neither what I expected nor something I could walk away from.
On this morning, she is rustling through the trash can outside of a store, until she found a treasure in a crumpled Chick-fil-A bag. The remnants of someone’s feast are now becoming her breakfast.
Here, in one of the sleepy suburbs surrounding the nation’s capital a meal is gathered from a garbage can. I know this isn’t the first meal she has collected this way and that mere fact breaks my heart.
Where have I been? Why haven’t I had the eyes to see?
I am grateful, for what my mission trip to Haiti has done for me. It has given me a new perspective. I see life a bit differently – scratch that – a lot differently. Life was much more “comfortable” for me before March…now, I long to be uncomfortable.
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