I'm gearing up for the Two Weeks of Sacrifice for Blood:Water Mission. This Sunday we begin a two-week long fast from all beverages except water in order to save money to donate to build wells in Africa.
I have some really mixed feelings about this. In fact, I'm not sure I can do it - give up coffee for two weeks.
And that disturbs me.
Because there is a really big part of me that thinks it's really sad that someone like me, a middle-class American who has everything I need at my fingertips has trouble giving up coffee for two stupid weeks. And this in light of the fact that millions of people in the world do not have the basic need of clean water met - to the point where they die by the thousands every day.
Why is it so hard, so unthinkable, for me to give up some pleasure for just two weeks? Am I really that spoiled? I'm afraid so.
I will be posting about my experience over the next couple of weeks. Just look for the "gimme coffee" pic for those posts. We start Sunday. Until then, I'm drinking coffee by the gallon. Hmmmm... I wonder if the people in Africa would gulp down water by the gallon if they had clean water for only one day? I wonder what it would be like to have clean water for only one day?