God Calling

Photo by Leah Denbok. Please support her work: humanizingthehomeless.ca

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Listen to my song “You’ll Lead Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE.


Psalm 72:12-13

For he rescues the poor when they cry out, the oppressed who have no one to help. He shows pity to the needy and the poor and saves the lives of the poor.


How can God reach out to help the poor, the needy and the oppressed, if not for us?

Jesus showed us how to serve those on the margins of society in the way he lived his life.

We are now Christ’s hands and feet.

Unfortunately, many today do not even see the people in need.

And when they do come across someone who is perhaps homeless, many times people look away as though it is not their problem.

We are all one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic and ideological differences.

There is a 20 year old photographer in Canada who for the past five years has been taking photos of the homeless in Toronto to bring attention to their plight.

While Leah Denbok takes their photos with their permission, her father interviews them to find out how they ended up on the streets.

Her books raise funds for homeless charities.

In watching a story done by CBS News about Denbok, I found out how Denbok may never have even existed if not for Mother Teresa.

As it turns out, Denbok’s mother was abandoned as a child and was living on the streets of Calcutta, India.

A police officer spotted the three-year-old and took her to Mother Teresa and her sisters who then took care of her until she was adopted by Canadian parents when she was five.

The ripples of compassion that Mother Teresa started years ago, are still having a transforming effect today.

Every act of kindness creates waves of compassion.


Listen to the song of the day “You’ll Lead Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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