We’ve all watched the television and seen the destruction and horror HIV/AIDS is causing all over the World. People have a variety of reactions when hearing the stats and seeing the pictures. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, hopeless, indifferent, or judgmental. We believe that no matter the cause, God is stirring us all toward passion, not pity. Action, not indifference. Grace, not judgment. So what does that mean for us? Do we quit our jobs, pack our bags, and move to Africa? Not all of us are called to move across an ocean, but if action is required what does that look like?
Take a moment this week and ask God what your response to the HIV/AIDS crisis might look like. It may be holding a prayer meeting, volunteering at an AIDS clinic, sending money, or simply wearing an AIDS ribbon and spreading the word. No one can tell you what your response should look like, but there is a whole generation of orphans desperate for any response at all.
Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.