Jacqueline Novogratz recounts how she created a gift drive of Christmas presents to a family in need. Excited putting the gifts together, they had a sinking feeling walking toward the house when they can see that this particular family had struggled with poverty. Perhaps, they went over the top? What if this embarrasses the parents? Too afraid to see them, she left the gifts at the door and took off.
It’s easy to get in this cycle of doing things towards people. Change is much more powerful when we do things with people.
We all need to be rescued. Even if we think we are the ones who play the role as rescuer.