An Act of Outwardness
Despite what others may say, we are all, in fact, responsible for our fellow man. When an angel becomes aware of a need, it gets filled. So it should be for us.
61-year-old Alan Barnes was born with growth and sight disabilities which left him frail and vulnerable. Someone noticed, and took advantage of the man’s weaknesses, violently mugging him outside of his home as he took out his trash, leaving him traumatized and suffering from a broken collarbone.
Barnes, who has never held a job due to his disabilities, and instead, does volunteer work for his local church, was too afraid to return home after the incident.
Cue his angel. Katie Cutler, a beautician, recognized a Barnes’s need when she became aware the story, and began to devote her time and energy to setting up a fundraising page to help Barnes rise from poverty and move to a better area.
Her efforts paid off. Surpassing her initial goal of about $600, she solicited donations exceeding $225000. Subsequently, lawyers and tradesmen have also offered their services to Barnes.
“I always knew there were good people in the world, and this has confirmed it,” said Barnes.
Cutler’s act of outwardness renewed one man’s belief in good people. What can yours do?