November 18, 2011

JFK and Luke's World

It's a double-header!  Two short, very diverse videos for the same low price . . . FREE.

The first video is a speech given by President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago, but the words ring as true today as they did then.  The words are set against the backdrop of some amazing pictures, which has been produced to celebrate 50 years of USAID.  Most importantly, I think these words both challenge us as well as give us hope.

The second video takes us behind the closed door into Luke's world.  Luke is an 11 year old growing up in poverty in London. He has dreams, he has some smarts, but he has a challenge ahead of him if he is going to escape poverty.  It's important that when we watch this video or anything for that matter, that we do not allow our compassion to be impeded by judgement of others.  In this case, one may make judgements about Luke's mother . . . or father . . . or his older sister.  But we don't know their story or what caused them to make the decisions that they did.  All we know is that they are in need, and Luke's future depends on not being abandoned by society.  Every community has a Luke . . . or several of them.  All children should be given every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Hey!! I'm That Poverty Guy . . . let's make a world of difference together.

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