God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both of their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them. Bono
As a believer in God I want to have a heart for the things and people that he has a heart for. God has much to say in the Bible about the poverty stricken, about those less fortunate than us. He has several commands that outline how we can be the extension of God to those who fall into the "least of these" category. Today's quote by Bono was so impactful the first time I read it that it circles in my mind and heart often. When we make a choice to interact with "the least of these" and to help them make a real difference in their living situations, etc then we are being the very hands and feet and heart of God. It is a sacred duty to enter in to the slums, the garbage heaps, the rundown shacks, the torn tarps, the disease, the lack, the waste, the suffering and be him to others.
Suggested Reading: Hope Lives: A Journey of Restoration by Amber Van Schooneveld
A journey of compassion and learning what God has to say about the "least of these".