This post is a response to the fiveminutefriday prompt HELP, a word that taps into feelings of anxiety, disorientation, and fear as our social and geographical horizons diminish, outbreaks of infection rage through our universities, and our frail elderly remain imprisoned in nursing homes.
We give thanks for blessings, the beauty of nature, the love of our close friends and family, the devotion of our pets, and more, but we still miss the touch of other people and the ease of daily contact that does not involve a flat screen. There is an impoverished change in our behaviour as we adjust.
Next Saturday, 17th October, is the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty, inspired by the call to action of Father Joseph Wresinski, founder of All Together in Dignity.
ATD is a charity that aims to understand poverty in all its forms, in the UK concentrating its efforts on supporting families and influencing policy.
Internationally the Tapori movement is a worldwide network of children from all backgrounds whose motto is:
We want all children to have the same opportunities”
St Paul commends in his letters commends believers for helping those in need. During Challenge Poverty Week, starting on 17th October, spare a thought for those frustrated by lack of opportunity, and support them in finding a voice. Maybe reaching out will help us all feel more connected and open up new routes through our daily lives.
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