The Hole in our Gospel is a life-changing book about realizing what is really important.
Rich Stearns was once the CEO of Lenox, one of top tableware companies in the world. He drove a Jag and lived in a ten bedroom house near Philadelphia. In his words, he was a "poster child" for the successful Christian life. Then he got a call from another company, a different kind of company, asking him to consider becoming their new president. He took the job, but in the weeks leading up to his taking the helm, he struggled. He said perhaps someone else should take the job. He really didn't think he was the right man to lead a company dedicated to changing the world. He prayed that he would be sent anywhere else, but "not to the poor-not to the pain and alienation of poverty and disease, not there."
Then he met the other Richard, the thirteen year old boy who had lost both parents to Aids. He heard, for the first time, the term Child-headed household. Richard was doing his best to raise his two younger brothers, living in a shack with no electricity, no running water, and not even a bed to crawl into at the end of the day. Rich learned during his visit to Rakai that there were 60,000 orphans there. I had never even heard of Rakai!
that's just different."