I think it’s often hard to see the difference we can make. How much easier it is to get into a rut and wonder “what good can one person do?”… I heard this song for the first time at the end of September, when I heard Andrew Witt perform it live, and just found it tonight while googling the lyrics for my Nicaragua scrapbook. As I heard Andrew sing it that night just outside of St. Louis, this song caught my heart, and I thought how appropriate it was, not only for Compassion, but also for Nicaragua and for just loving people in general.

Mother Teresa said it like this: “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”

We don’t have to love in some incredible, unforgettable way. We don’t have to have a ton of money or material things. We don’t have to dress any certain way, and we don’t have to speak a particular language. All we have to do is be there. Love those who we come in contact with, and do so untiringly. Love them no matter what. Love them like Jesus. That is genuine love.

Maybe you can’t sponsor a child right now, and that’s perfectly okay. Everybody can love those around them though. And as we each love the people in our lives, we can change the world for each of them. And that is how to make a difference in the world.. one person at a time.

God really does use ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Enjoy the song.

*Please keep Jon and his family in your prayers as you believe and praise for him and for them all! He is doing really well. :D Catch up on their story if you haven’t already!