Can you knit? Can that change a person’s life? Can you knit out a Guinness Word Record?
Have you also experienced that the same people organize the events in town; do all the charitable work and you can rely on them at church and school functions? They support where they can and seldom accept any returns or credit. They do it for the love of the cause and because they feel compelled to.
It is something similar to what we read in Matthew 9:37 –
The Sheep and the Harvest
…36 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Carolyn Steyn could knit!!!
She wanted to knit her friend a blanket. The friend, Zelda le Grange, former personal assistant of the late Nelson Mandela, persuaded her to knit for a charity instead – the rest is history. Read the full story on https://www.facebook.com/67blankets
Carolyn’s efforts created a worldwide movement and made the Guinness World Records!!! We commend you Carolyn Steyn.
Now, why do you think the helpers are so few? When I read this quote by Edmund Burke, I just knew it had to be shared:-
[spacer height=”20px”]Are we not all guilty of sometimes waiting for others to start something – rambling and moaning about conditions, services or even the behaviour of someone but basically doing nothing to better that? Or we want to do something, but do not know where to start, or do not have the skills.
Lets try to do something we regard as insignificant and see the change it could make in someone else life…like Carolyn Steyn did with her knitting skills.