One Quick Thought

December 12, 2021

Baby's hand with a red heart



As a volunteer board member for Bottoms Up Diaper Drive, I'd like to share a reflection that a friend of mine shared with me last week. Here goes:

Diffusion of responsibility was first documented by a couple of psychologists in the late 60's.

It is the notion that the greater the number of people present, the less likely an individual is to help a person in need because it is easier to rationalize that someone else will do it. It's easier to diffuse our responsibility to the poor, for instance.

But everyone has a voice to affect change. Activate your sense of responsibility. You have equity.


Don't be a bystander as the poor, the weak, the sick, and the imprisoned cry out for your help.

Don't subcontract your responsibility to others.

Don't self-censor.

Remember the ONE voice crying out in the desert: "Prepare the way of the Lord!"

You can make a difference. If you can, please click here to support what we do.

May God bless you during the Christmas season!

Dan Cleary, Volunteer Board Member

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