Letter: Challenge for All

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 07:21 PM

To the Editor:

In today’s technology era with Internet, Skype, cell phones and more, human relationships have decreased. Because we can’t physically see, touch and feel, we become disconnected to the person that we encounter on a day to day basis.

They appear as an image on TV and not as a real individual. Furthermore, we have become “an eye for an eye,” “every man for himself,” “do the best you can” society.

We see older adults struggling, children without and parents striving. We hear of the violence, cheating, scheming and so much more. This town and our world are suffering from lack of genuine love.

It is not difficult to say hello to a passerby, help someone with his or her yard work, pay a bill for someone struggling, share a ride to work or do an anonymous good deed. Monetary means are not always needed for a good deed.

Today, especially during the month of February, a month of love, I challenge all who read this letter to do a good deed for someone and send the report back to The Dispatch. I challenge you to bombard The Dispatch with so much response that they will do a special article to report the goodness of our town.

I also challenge you to continue to share good deeds each day of your life.

In Hebrews 13 we are reminded to stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it. DTD — Do the deed!

Sandra Durham