Monday, June 06, 2005

 Posted by Hello

This photo was taken by Kevin Carter in 1994 in the Sudan. The child in the picture is crawling to a United Nations food camp, and he is one kilometer away. After taking the picture, the photographer walked away rather than helping the child. Three months later he committed suicide from depression.

What role do we play in the lives of these little ones? Are we the photographer who does nothing - perhaps because we feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the situation? Are we the vulture, living off the exploitation of children in sweat shops?

Regardless of whether it is intentional or not, we each play a role in the lives of others, even if it is to turn away as the photographer did. This we cannot choose. What we can choose is which role we will play. Please visit a reputable charitable organization such as World Vision and prayerfully consider what you must do.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

:( :( I can't believe he didn't help him. How heartbreaking.