Living Faith

15 Jan
Yesterday fifteen people got together and filled 100 plastic bags with various canned foods, pasta, rice, beans (the blue bags in the distance) and added the white bags in the foreground which contain fresh produce. Their efforts to reduce hunger didn’t make the morning news, and, of course, they didn’t eliminate hunger as a social plague. So did it make a difference? Ask the 100 families who picked up the bags later in the day. The time spent preparing the 100 bags was not done for publicity, applause or headlines. It was done because the need exists, because no child should be hungry, and because the volunteers were motivated, not by hungry people, but by a common faith they share, a faith stance that redefines the word “neighbor”. If you don’t mind my asking: What do you do, as an expression of your faith commitment, to make a difference in someone’s life? May the Spirit tug at our sleeves and whisper in our ears until we finally say: “Here I am, Lord.” The Word of God lived out in the simple acts of compassion. Amen.

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