Filed under: charity, Christmas, church | Tags: charity, Christmas, church, shepherds
On this day we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world. His birth was announced not to priests or government officials, but to shepherds. Poor, simple hill folk who did not go to church all that often since they had work to do every day. Because they could not make it to church they were despised by those in power. They were looked down upon and marginalized. Now isn’t that interesting.
The next time you look at someone with scorn, the next time you feel better than someone, remember that Christ’s birth was not announced to those such as you, he came first to the downtrodden, the marginalized, the scorned. Christ came not to those in the church, but to those who were outside, left out, lonely. If Christ were alive today would he come to you?
Filed under: charity, church, food, hunger, make a difference | Tags: charity, children, Food, hunger
I had the opportunity to help serve at a kitchen for those who cannot afford enough food on Tuesday. ”The Banquet” in Sioux Falls serves 9 meals a week to those dollar doesn’t make it far enough to cover their expenses. Our church raised the money for the meal, cooked and served dinner for over 500, including over 100 children.
The clients were over all polite and clean. They were willing to talk to you, and were sometimes funny and usually cheerful.
Many of the kids and a few of the adults made a trip to the reading table before they ate. Magazines and books of all types were taken out for reading. We had a few toys along and they also disappeared.
It is distressing to me that we have people in this country who cannot make enough money to pay for their meals. This land of opportunity has passed up so many. We all must do what we can to help. Please donate your time and your dollars to your local food shelf or kitchen. There are so many who need the help we can give.