Sunday, July 25, 2010

easy to ignore?

"...orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names.
They are easier to ignore before you see their faces.
It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them
in your arms.
But once you do, everything changes."

Radical,
by David Platt

8 comments:

Sally-Girl! said...

I underlined that one too!!!! I am going to post that on my blog too....sorry!!! But I love it and is answers simply when people say "Are you nutz?"

Everything does change once you see a face without a family!!

The Thomasson's said...

I underlined this also! I am almost done with this book and just want to start rereading again it awesome!

quilt-n-mama said...

What an amazing quote! I may have to borrow it and post it for a post I'm working on!
Blessings,
gayly

Jen said...

Oh how TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it! I,too, will borrow this qoute for my FB status. I would post it on my blog but we all know I am only a year behind on it!! Such a SLACKER, I am.

Chad and Kristy said...

I am reading his book now and enjoying it so much. I really enjoyed visiting his church too. There were huge pictures of poverty, homeless, orphans hanging all over the church with statistics. The stage was a recreation of the slums of India. You could just tell that they were very mission minded. You need to visit your family in Decatur and we can all go visit his church together:)

Karin said...

Love this quote!!!! Might have to borrow it at some point. :)

Patty said...

*EXACTLY!* That's why we could no longer ignore our boys.....faces, names, kids....only asking for a mom and a dad. We knew too much, we knew too personally. We HAVE to get our boys HOME!!!

connie said...

Lori, I'm reading this book too and love it! I'm only a little way into it but it seems like I've highlighted everything I've read :)

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