We were on our way to the grocery store and passed a bunch of street kids...not out-of-the-ordinary...but, as we passed we heard Whitney Houston singing from across the street...loudly.
"I believe the children are our future/What a strange juxtaposition: to see these hurting, failing, dying kids...and hearing a declaration of hope in the next generation...of our responsibility to help them grow in to greatness...
Teach them well and let them lead the way/
Show them all the beauty they possess inside/
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier/
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be."
In my head, our responsibility to help them grow in to who God has made them to become.
I know I heard it...
I can't have been the only one on the street to make that connection.
I know I'm not the only one who cares for these kids--I'm not arrogant or deluded enough to think that--I just wish there were a few more...I also wish I knew what to do to change this situation. Or to even make a dent. To help make a dent. Anything...