Thankful Notes (#240)
A young woman in our church has been volunteering quite a bit lately because the restaurant she works at is temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Today she arrived first thing in the morning and spent hours and hours into the afternoon organizing our Food Bank and putting together bags of groceries.
There’s a local writer who I enjoy following on Twitter… today she said:
“One thing you learn about in crisis is who cares about just themselves and who cares for others.
It’s interesting to see who leverages petty grievances to generate outrage, versus the holy multitude shopping for the elderly, sewing masks, operating food banks, working overtime, cooking free meals, volunteering for spiritual support, donating blood, working on start-up projects, coordinating shop local campaigns, feeding medical staff, funding grants, reducing rent, etc.
I’ve watched a church distributing Amazon Fresh donations to hundreds of low-income families this week. An unemployed friend donating food and PPE supplies to seniors. Meals delivered to a nurse. Lunch for a man with no family. Groceries sent to a home after a virus death.
Daily I’m amazed to see such acts of generosity and service, everywhere.”
I agree. Pressure reveals what’s really inside us.
And I am so thankful for those who are stepping up and offering themselves and their resources to make life a little better for others.
This past weekend, between the… Read More