There’s a whole lot of “you do you,” and “I don’t care” out there. We are in a bit of an apathetic swirl. We are busy, stressed, and fragmented. Who has time to care . . . about anything?
Except — we do care. We care a lot about what everyone else is doing. We spend time watching others’ highlight reels, better known as social media. We sit in rooms full of friends all with heads bowed and the glow of the screen on their faces. We must know what is happening in all the places we are not. Who is where, eating what, doing what, and with whom?!
We are plagued by the fear of missing out, comparison, and feeling less than. There’s got to be a cure. There’s got to be a way out of this trap. How can we live in the moment? How can we make sure our hearts are where our feet are? How can we be present, truly present? How can we throw off all the things that entangle us, distract us, and disable us? How can we do small things, quiet things, in a very big loud world? How can we make our world different?
Here’s how: show you care. We dare you!
We are calling all people to show care one to another — really care about people, every day, in small ways. We aren’t calling you to dig a well (although that’s a good thing). We aren’t calling you to eradicate small pox in a third world country (although that’s a good thing). The great big things can paralyze us or cause us to simply write a check (do people even write checks anymore?), then move on. Giving financially is a good thing, but we are daring you to something bigger — simple small acts of care. We are calling you to act in small ways, because small acts make a big difference.
One of the best ways to live your faith is to show someone you care . . . we dare you! Starting on the National Day of Encouragement on September 12th, DaySpring will kick off the #DayspringCareDare. Thirty days and ways to show you care. Each day DaySpring will share a small challenge to make a big difference in a small way.
Sign up for the dare, and over the next 30 days DaySpring will send you simple ways to encourage one another and show you care. Each weekly email will include a new theme, new Bible verse to focus on, and daily challenges to help you live your faith. In a world divided, let’s multiply kindness!
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)