Another one of those "internet parables" came my way the other day, and although you may have heard it, this one again is worth sharing. Like others I have shared here in the past, I have no idea who the author is.
It seems an old man was going for a walk one day when he noticed a little boy feeding a thin, shaggy looking dog with bits of bread. He went up to the boy and asked him why he was sharing his bread with the dog.
The little boy answered, "Because he has nothing. No home, no family, and if I don’t feed him he will die."
"But there are homeless dogs everywhere," the old man replied. "Your efforts don’t really make a difference."
The little boy looked at the dog and stroked him. "For him, for this little dog, it makes all the difference in the world."
I wish I knew who wrote this because they get it so amazingly right. Did you ever hold back from donating money or food or anything else because you could only spare a small amount and thought it wouldn't make a difference? If we all fed those homeless dogs - if we all fed those homeless people, it would make such a difference. I'm thinking we just might wipe out homelessness!