As I’ve mentioned, before, I’ve been part of this Post A Week experiment, and they send these topics to you to help give you ideas to blog about. I’ve seen many good ones, just haven’t gotten around to writing about some of them. Well the topic the other day that came across my phone was “Should you help the homeless?“….my first reaction…
If you have been following this blog, you pretty much know where I stand on the topic…
Then I had to really think about how much my thoughts and opinions have changed about the homeless over the last years. God certainly has been working inside me!
So, I realize that this topic is something that will create much discussion. This is a good thing! The more blogs I’ve been reading, the more I see God at work in the homeless community. I see His name praised and glory given to Him through the trials and valleys.
These scriptures came to mind, as I was thinking of this topic:
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
The second greatest commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself.
If we are really seeing the homeless, then how can we not help the homeless?
How we help is our choice.
Thanks for your continued prayers and support with Operation Soup and Smokes! This past week we served over 135 at the park! We saw some people that we haven’t seen for awhile, heard that some have moved to be with family, some are in temporary housing, and unfortunately some in trouble. We will continue on helping as we can, one bowl, one smile, one conversation, one friendship. We have always had enough to serve everyone. God has been faithful! Yeah God!