With all the sad news about Covid 19, I feel 'guilty' because I have a freezer full of good food, a large pantry with dry/tin food and a cupboard with ample toilet paper, and with a phone and computer, I can keep in touch with friends and family. So why am I feeling 'guilty'?
When Cyclone Debbie hit this region 3 years ago, the next day the birds came here for food as they were really hungry, whereas we had a generator to run the electricity for fridges, freezers and cooking. The birds made me realise how different life is for those who don't have all those facilities and rely on getting food each day. And this is why I am feeling guilty.
I think about all those people in other countries who rely on paid work for that day, to buy food for themselves and their families and now with no tourists and customers, they have no work. Australia has emergency relief for those out of work or food, but many countries do not have those facilities, so how can I say to a Christian in a disadvantaged situation/country 'Don't worry' when I am well taken care of?
In my last blog, I wrote about my new outlook on the Psalms, after a friend related a visual story told to her, so now I would like to be able to reconcile the many 'don't worry' Bible verses with the very disadvantaged people of this world.
I realise there are many organisations - Christian and secular - which assist in these situations and I can pray and donate and although that will help, it still does not answer my question - can I truly tell these people 'don't worry'?