Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Planning to Do Good

This is David. He’s one of my heroes. He regularly leverages his time, his talent, his energies and his wallet to do good.

In this picture, he drove over an hour from his business to meet me at Reid Elementary—our church’s adopted school—to help organize a Beautification Day for the school. We met to figure out how much material and man-power would be needed to pull it off (actually, we met so I could follow David around while he figured all that out. He’s a lot smarter than me) in conjunction with some good people from Capital One. The school needs the help and David stepped up.

What strikes me as a stern reality in our world is that he represents a spectrum we all live on. On one end are the people planning to do good (then going and doing it), on the other end are the people planning to do evil (then going and doing it) and in the middle are the people (the majority, I think) who aren’t planning anything. They’re just waiting to see which way the wind blows.

Which side are you on?

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