Just as the young man in yesterday’s story struggled with self-sacrifice, we too struggle. Meanwhile, people with very little struggle in very different ways. I believe that the people in both camps really need to meet each other. It is comforting for the needy to gain a bit of relief form their daily struggles. It is purifying for those with means to gain perspective on what true faith is. Through service we RENOUNCE cynicism. How bad could that be?
Tuesdays throughout Lent
On Tuesdays throughout Lent, I would like you to work on getting closer to those in need in the form of service. It won’t happen overnight, just start the process and work on it each Tuesday. (Pick another day if that suits you better.) There are many great organizations in Clark County that need volunteers. Perhaps you are the volunteer they’ve been hoping for.
Check out this "church kitchen" at a Sihk temple in India.
What can you do? Here are some suggestions:
- FISH of Orchards (Remember them): They always need volunteers and they work directly with people in need. To volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be a Lunch Buddy at Orchards Elementary: The 4th grade there is in need of a handful of volunteers. Lunch buddies spend about 40 minutes a week with a student. Get background check forms from Pastor Christopher to begin volunteering.
- Sort food at Clark County Food Bank. They have all sorts of volunteer opportunities which can be found HERE.
- Friends of the Carpenter welcomes volunteers of many kinds. See their opportunities HERE.
When you get good at volunteering, we can do something like this: