Friday, January 8, 2010

Reflections about the poor

While in Guatemala we met Bob Hentzen. He is the president of CFCA ( Its organization provides sponsorships to thousands of poor children and aging around the world.
He is a wonderful man and we feel blessed to have met him. He is now walking from Guatemala to Chile over a 16th months period. ( Why? Well, the best way is to listen to his own words.

Why I Walk from CFCA

We could not agree more.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It is time to get back to our life, or is it?

We have been back home for a week now and it has been hard. It is very difficult to reconcile our "easy" life with all the things we have lived and experienced in Guatemala.
Why were we born here? Why were we given an opportunity to grow up healthy, go to school, have a good paying job and a nice, large and warm house and so many people throughout the world have not and never will?
I am not sure if we will ever be able to answer this question during our life on earth, but we do know that Jesus said: "The poor will always be with you", and "To those to whom much has been given, much will be expected". There is no doubt then, that we are called to share what we have with those less fortunate.
So, hopefully this is only the first of many trips we will take. For now, there are people to help and share with right here at home: our children, our neighbors, etc.
Happy New Year.