10 Links to Inspire Your Heart for the Poor

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World View Wednesdays

Children in St. Thomas More parish, Chanika, Tanzania being fed after catechism by donations from St. Bryce Missions.

These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that’s a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer. -Pope Francis

I think we all desire to some extent or another to follow Pope Francis’ instruction here, to live the Church’s call and Jesus’ command to have a heart for the poor and that is burdened for the cause of justice.

But many times we are not sure how to act on that heart, or even what it is that we should do. And even for those of us who are actively serving the poor in some way, it can be a hard and lonely battle with little earthly consolation.

Because of these things, as a missionary, I am constantly building a little stash of inspiration for myself that helps cultivate my heart for the poor, inspire me to keep walking through the hard days, and that I can offer others who ask what might come next for them if they are feeling called to go deeper into Jesus’ teachings about loving the poor.

Today, I’d like to offer a bit of that inspiration to you. Here are ten links to offer you some inspiration toward loving and serving the poor. What I love about these links is that they are varied and from lots of different sources. Our calling and our service will not all look the same. I am a missionary living and working among the poor, but that is not the only way your life can be laid down for the least of these.

I hope these links will give you a glimpse of the way others’ hearts have been moved for the poor and perhaps give you a vision for the way in which the Lord might be calling you to moved to action, advocacy and service for those who in need.

The moms who inspire my heart daily to work on their behalf.

Copyright 2014, Colleen Mitchell

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Colleen Mitchell is a Catholic wife and mom to five sons here on earth, one little saint she held for a brief three months, and four she has yet to meet. After the death of their sixth son, Bryce, she had her husband founded St. Bryce Missions, seeking a way to use their experience of grief, loss and the tender mercy of God in the midst of it to bring glory to God and serve His Church. She currently serves a foreign missionary to the Cabecar peoples in the rural Chirripo mountains of Costa Rica and hopes soon to be bringing Christ’s love to the Church in Tanzania, Africa as well. She is passionate about loving the poor, living the call of the Gospel radically, living with the Eucharist as the source and summit of all her endeavors and becoming a saint. Not wanting to be a lonely saint, she hopes her written words will encourage others to join her on the journey. Colleen blogs Blessed Are The Feet

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