Focus on the Person
There are many ways to protect the dignity of individuals whose dignity is threatened by life situations. One of the challenges that we face when caring for a neighbor is the challenge to honor and respect him. Sometimes we are so focused on doing a deed or seeing a result that we trample on the very person we are trying to help.
It isn’t about the cup of water, the plate of food, or the warm coat.
It is about each individual deserving a cup of water, a plate of food, or the warm coat.
When we focus on the things, we forget about the person.
When we focus on the person, we forget about the things.
When we focus on the person, we remember she has a name.
When we focus on the person, we remember he has a story.
When we focus on the person, we remember she has a family. A Father. The same Father we have. And that makes us family.
I loved the story I heard about what some photographers did this December for forgotten family.
It is called Help-Portrait. It’s a movement of photographers, coming together in every major city, to use their photography skills to give back to the community. On December 12th, photographers around the world grabbed their cameras, finding people in need, and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.
Watch the video below. Soak it in. And be moved to use whatever skills, resources, abilities you have to help your family.