What moves a person to great acts of service? We all know the stories and we all know people in our lives that encapsulate this. We, ourselves, may have been moved to care for others in a way that we never had before.
Melissa Fay Green asks this question about Haregewoin Tefara who took on the fight against HIV/AIDS by transforming her home into an orphanage for those children left behind by the disease. Some thought she did this because she too was infected by HIV/AIDS. Others thought she was a saint.
Green doesn’t find an answer to her question and I am not acquainted with the woman enough to give my two cents but it does make me think about what moves people (and why I can be unmoved at times).
Four words come to mind:
What do you think?
What moved you to adopt? To care for orphans on the other side of the world? To visit the homeless in your own city?
Have you always felt that way? Are you simply “wired” that way?
Did you go through a “change of heart” at some point? If so, what happened?
Sorry to leave you with more questions than thoughts but I want to throw this out there and hear from you.