Good Intentions

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Kathy grew up poor in Appalachia. One Christmas when she was about ten, her parents attended a charity gift giveaway, and Kathy took her place in line. But when she finally reached the head of the line, Kathy received an old, dirty doll with no clothes. She burned with shame.

When we see a need, most of us want to help. But how easily we fail to consider the person on the receiving end. Even our best intentions can unwittingly rob another person of dignity.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. By all means show compassion—but do it with empathy. To learn to walk in another’s shoes is a big step—in the high calling of our daily work.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

(Matt. 5:3)