Tag Archives: neighbors

absolutely and without question!

I’ve met a lot of immigrants in my life. I can truthfully say I have never experienced even one as vile and disgusting as the fear-mongering, white supremacists I have encountered.

The vile, vicious and vulgar rhetoric spewed by these racist bigots is foreign to anything even resembling morality.  Their actions declare their beliefs, and what they believe is obviously diametrically opposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

hero of hope

Most of us will never be in a position to give $11 million to help those in need. But everyone of us can provide hope to someone. We can all be heroes of hope.There are thousands, even millions, of ways to demonstrate the love of God to those around us. A word of encouragement can change a person’s life forever.

Helping our neighbors begins with caring enough to act. Kindness is in short supply these days. Smile more, and look for opportunities to put love into action. Providing hope for even one person is helping nudge the world in the right direction.

Become a hero of hope. The world needs more heroes.

living & giving

We live in a world where hunger can eradicated in the next 15 years. That’s a fact, not an opinion. Why, then, are not those of us claiming to follow the Prince of Peace doing all in our power to make it happen?

We live at a time when the gulf between the rich and the poor is widening at an alarming rate. Why, then, are we are have been taught that the worship of wealth is idolatry bowing before our bank accounts and continuing to pile up our possessions?

We live in an age where so many of our leaders insist we live in fear and hatred of our neighbors. The Jesus portrayed in the Gospels taught just the opposite. As His followers, as his disciples, we are to be known by our love for each other.

Our faith, what we truly believe in, is demonstrated by how we live. Our lifestyles, the daily choices we make, determine the true depth of our discipleship.

This powerful quote by Cory Booker sums it up. Talk is cheap. We show the world what we believe by the way we live.

keep us busy, Lord

O Powerful Father,
Please make me a diligent worker in your Kingdom. Help me not to be lazy or selfish with my time, energy and money. You are a God of action and intervention in the problems and troubles of people. Help us to pattern our lives after your example and become involved in the struggles of our neighbors. Give us the heart to walk into difficult situations, and make a difference for hurting people. And make us fully aware of your presence with us at all times. We know that we are weak and ineffective on our own, Lord, but with your help and power behind us, we can move mountains in your service. Keep us busy in the joyful labors of mercy and justice.  Amen

a prayer taken from For They Shall Be Fed, edited by Ronald J. Sider.

keep us busy, Lord

O Powerful Father,

Please make me a diligent worker in your Kingdom.  Help me not to be lazy or selfish with my time, energy and money.  You are a God of action and intervention in the problems and troubles of people.  Help us to pattern our lives after your example and become involved in the struggles of our neighbors.  Give us the heart to walk into difficult situations and make a difference for hurting people.  And make us fully aware of your presence with us at all times.  We know that we are weak and ineffective on our own Lord, but with your help and power behind us, we can move mountains in your service.  Keep us busy in the joyful labors of mercy and justice. Amen.

A prayer from For They Shall Be Fed, edited by Ronald J Sider