I recently cleaned out my garage. To spare myself some embarrassment, I’m not going to tell you how long it had been. Let’s just say, “It’s been a while.” I was amazed at the cruft and junk that I had accumulated in that space I pass through on the way in and out of my home. So many little things that I just didn’t need and had no idea why I still possessed them.
Those kinds of exercises: cleaning out closets, attics, basements, drawers… they always remind me of how careless I am about accumulating “stuff.” It’s sobering. It’s disturbing, especially when I consider all the people in the world who simply do not have everything they need.
James 2:15-16 tells us, “If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that?” Warm feelings, good intentions, and thoughtful prayers have some value, but they are not nearly enough.
We have the opportunity once again to serve the homeless community in Atlanta. We have accepted the challenge of serving over 500 meals in the final week of March. Help is needed in preparing and packaging these meals. I hope that you will heed the call and step into the opportunity.
Visit ptcumc.org/CNS too see how you can get involved.
And by the way… keep an eye out for additional chances to serve those in need as we head into the summer and fall. Better days are coming for this pandemic-stricken world, and with those better days come opening doors to make a difference.