Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
A few weeks ago, I needed to complete a home improvement project that required installing several roofing tiles. I had never done this kind of work, and I was not learning much from the Youtube videos. So, I walked next door and asked my 81 year-old dad if he could help me.
I was concerned about the upcoming rainy weather destroying the work that I had already completed. Without hesitation, he rose to his feet to help, simultaneously declaring his standard mitigation, “I don’t know much about (roofing) but I will take a look at it.”
At that moment, I knew everything was going to be fine.
How many times in my life had I heard my dad say those words “I don’t know much about…”, always to be followed by him bailing me out of a jam I put myself in. I will never forget those next few hours as my 81 year-old dad and I installed a small roof onto that shed.
My work in Burundi exists largely because far too many women and children have no husband or father.
They are widows and orphans living in a society that values neither; in a country without the resources to help. So, when I am asked why I do what I can for Sister Connection, I think of my dad and how blessed I am to have had him in my life and I answer to myself:
“Well, I don’t know much about…”.
Knowing that with God’s help, it will end up just fine.
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