Unless

I’ve been reading to Harlan every night since he came home from the hospital just over 2 months ago. It is one of my favorite parts of my day. From reading Star Wars to Little Engine that Could, I love every moment of it. Just the other night, I finished reading the book The Lorax. (SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t read it) A brief summary from goodreads: “Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth’s natural beauty.” The story has a great lesson: if things are going to change, you must act. Below is one of the most famous quotes from the book:

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

The quote can probably be seen in every elementary school in the country. And as I read this, I was reminded of another quote from yet another famous book.

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?  And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
― Romans 10:14-15

Unless someone cares about another’s spiritual life and unless someone reaches out to others, nothing will happen. It’s not going to get better for them. It’s not. Let’s encourage each other to care. Care enough to tell others about Jesus.

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