This is a very difficult blog to write, maybe because every time we are confronted with our weakness and short comings we ultimately confront our mortality and our common human condition. The death of the 24 kids of our Uganda outreach was a big punch in my heart and solar plexus. I have been spending good hours of the past weeks organizing the sponsorship packages and grants to send concrete help and hope to those children that while here on earth just knew despair, war and starvation.
I have been doing this because I believe in human beings and I believe in our future, and children are our future. One of the packages we planned was to put a Prayer adoption package, and anyone could adopt a child to pray for, and keep them under your spiritual protection. When one does that, they can also send e-mail to your child, or cards and gifts, but, in my opinion it can mean a difference between life and death, a life line for Children that are alone in this world and have no one to relate to or be a mentor.
But Life does not always behave like it should, or at least we think it should. I was not fast enough, I could not provide for those children, not even a shadow of hope. I know I am just an instrument, just a tiny gear in the grand scheme of things, and my heart is just a little pebble in the big pond of this world, but still, my soul (more likely my Ego) is battleling all the reasoning I may have for this tragedy.
I know in my heart that the divine source called them home, they may had accomplished what they should learn here on Earth school, but still my internal voices are not quiet. I can’t helped to think that if I have had some more time, if I just had worked a little harder and longer hours, maybe I could have created a blanket of protection over those children, maybe If I had request more prayers for them… the list goes on and on.
So today, in their memory, I am posting the sponsorship of prayers up. It will be available here, over the Ning network, and over facebook. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me. With the package, you will receive a picture of your child, a brief bio, and their interests, along with the description of the conditions this child is living under. You will also receive a formal certificate that you can display and show everyone your child. You will be able to send cards, letters and also e-mails.
Maybe we can make something happen; maybe we can bring hope and light to the lives of others.
Those are my ramblings for today. Please pray for the Children, they deserve to be healed.