How does God want us to show His love to those who are hurting? You can demonstrate a Christ-like love by helping a suffering child like Eliezer, 6. Eliezer's desperately poor parents, Erika and Santiago, can do little more than watch helplessly as he and his baby brother, Felipe, endure the effects of malnutrition — unable to ease their pain.
There is never enough to eat. "When we can, we eat every day. When we can't, we hold it," Erika said. So desperate for food for her children, Erika told us, "…I killed two snakes and cooked them."
During this holy season of Lent, we reflect upon the ultimate loving sacrifice that Jesus made for us. Helping suffering children is a way to honor our Lord's tremendous sacrifice for us during the season of Lent. Even the smallest gift can make a tremendous difference to save children in need.
God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.”