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Change BucketWe’ve all seen it on social media – folks dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. It’s been a massive, global socmed storm that is raising awareness and money for ALS agencies – which was the entire purpose. The challenge started as a means to get people to donate – or else dump a bucket of ice water on their heads. They then nominate someone else to do the same.

I’ve seen all sorts of videos now, of these ice bucket dumpings. And we’ve seen the numbers; there’s been a bucketload (pardon the pun) of money raised for ALS research.

Of course, there have also been the detractors: those who argue against the waste of water, against the means of ALS research, the guilt factor of nominations (and what happens to those who don’t respond!), etc. There have been those struggling to remind us that this is about awareness and donations, not about showing off the bikini bodies (by folks with more rigourous and regular exercise routines than I have!); and more debates are starting about this type of  slacktivism versus long-term change.

Then there have been the videos that just win… my favourites being Kermit the Frog, Benedict Cumberbatch, and of course Patrick Stewart.

So, last night I was nominated. By family. So, I responded – though not necessarily in the expected way. I’m known for going against the trend, and this time is no different. Check out the video for my amended bucket challenge, as a Christian response to the trend: bucket challenge

Buckets of change for buckets of change? Who’s with me? 🙂

About Laura Marie Piotrowicz

I'm a high-energy priest, now serving in the Diocese of Niagara, catching glimpses of the kingdom in daily life. I consider church to be a verb, and I'm passionate about prayer, eco-theology, and social justice. I love travel, reading, canoeing, camping, gardening and cooking, playing with my dogs, and drinking good coffee. http://everydaychristianityblog.blogspot.ca
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