April 20, 2013

Jesus calls us to a life of Practicing his commands. Knowing about them, studying them is good and necessary, but nothing can take the place of experience…we have to experience doing good in order to understand good. We will not completely understand good without putting a physical hand to the task…

That’s why hands on mission is so good, because it teaches us what Jesus meant about doing good. As good and necessary as it is, mission is not just feeding people it’s loving people, touching people, physically putting our hands on them – Jesus fed 5,000 people but they got hungry again the next day, but people hung on Jesus’ words and his physical touch changed their lives…

As good as it is, mission is not how much good we can do for those “poor people”, it’s what we learn and what they feel from being in relationship together…it’s not simply knowing that God is love, it’s allowing God to love through us…

St. Francis got it right:

“Lord make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

 

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Loading a container bound for the Republic of Georgia.

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Blessing the container bound for the Republic of Georgia.

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Hole in the roof at Ms Daisy’s…

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Hole in the roof repaired and roofing ready to put on.

Peace

Jim

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