Sunday, November 14, 2004

More than food

From Tim's post about Melba

My son Mark and I have stopped by River of Life Lutheran Church in north Minneapolis a number of times these past two weeks. They open their basement kitchen each weekday to Loaves and Fishes, a program that serves free supper meals between 5:30 and 6:30. We heard about the program through a couple from our church that has made this a nightly event for themselves. They hang out, some times eating, but always listening, and usually praying with those who are interested.

I've noticed something about the Salvation Army's Center of Hope here in Calgary. We're good at serving food to people, but we're not good at sharing a meal with people. I need to move from talk to action as the good people at River of Life Lutheran Church have done.

- Peace

1 comment:

Ian McKenzie said...

I find it pretty easy to convince myself that I've done my "bit" by serving up some food or providing some music or even leading a service. I find it very difficult to actually give of myself to people who need something more from me. Thanks for the reminder.