April 5, 2016
Something amazing just happened, and it was this:
You showed up and poured out love.
Over the course of just 10 hours, you brought together $20,000 to feed kids without families in the Philippines.
And then you WOULD NOT QUIT.
In the following 5 days, you more than doubled our goal. As in 200% doubled.
Because of you, the little boy in that first picture? the boy who arrived at the shelter with burns and scars and a whole lot of hurt, along with a shy smile and a little bit of a goofy side and a precious soul of unsurpassable worth? that little guy and many more just like him will have fish and vegetables and fruit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the rest of the year, and you played a role in making that happen.
This week, I was reading the Hero Roster tributes, in addition to getting little rivers of mascara all over my face, I was thinking about this idea that beauty inspires beauty – that’s what the Hero Roster was all about, right? People standing on the rooftops telling the internet world about the love and joy and life that they’ve seen and experienced through other beautiful human people. It was so fun to see this happening. Worldwide love call-outs!
But what also hit me hard was the idea that sometimes it’s brokenness that inspires beauty, too.