For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.
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Water. Blissfully simple. Accessible. Absolutely necessary for living. Cup. Easy to find something that would serve to deliver the water to the mouth. Even we can form our hands into a cup. Will it change the world? Depends on how we define the world. For the person who needs that water, yeah....that is the world defined in a gesture of compassion and a mouthful of refreshing life. I have a tendency to define the world in broader strokes and quantifiably enormous metrics. It tends to be how the world works, but it does not necessarily mean that is how the world lives. Jesus taught us that if we want to see God then welcome a child. If we want to give life to a world in need, perhaps we could start by not underestimating the power of a simple gift within our grasp to receive and to offer. A cup is in our hands....we are the cup. The water is within us....we are made of love. Take the next step. Give what you are made of. There is more to go around. That isn't how the world works but it is how love works. Don't be afraid.
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Holy God, Your economy of love is mysterious and wonderful. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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