How can I keep silent when children are dying all around and lies are being sung in the churches and ruthless greetings on the street!
Hello ~ how are you ( do you REALLY care???)
I DO ~ I SHOW IT …Some months I am penny~less “widow & orphan” with no place welcome to lay my head…and yet I still carry food to share and a kind word…do you???
I have gone many months with NO regular income but what GOD has provided through the strangers I have helped and stayed with and sometimes family of God ~
real family~helps real family without controlling or being controlled.
I have not been supported regularly for years by any church or organization…it is just me and my “strange group of aliens & friends of sinners”…the grace of GOD & the kindness of strangers…GOD always PROVIDES!…not always what I want but ALL THAT I NEED and in abundance to share…I have never had to beg for bread. Some of the beggars that I share my food with have become my best friends …some have given me the “shoes off their feet when i needed a pair” GOD IS MY LIFE SUPPPORT… my CARE GIVER…HE HAS ALWAYS been faithful because I ask CREATOR FIRST !!!! The beggars almost always give me a smile and a hug back…I AM SO RICH IN FRIENDS & JOY!!! the “things” that matter most!
What IF you ONLY have a smile or a hug or a listening ear to share …? IS THAT enough ?
YES~ i am told DAILY ~~~ “you made my day!”~
“you changed my life when I met you…”
“I will NEVER forget your kindness”
” you have changed my life forever”
“you look like Jesus to me!”
” Who are you? ….how can I thank you?”
How WONDER~ ful is that? To make a DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY….bringing smiles and good cheer and peace wherever my feet step…sometimes just with a look.
FOR JESUS IS MY BEST & TRUEST FRIEND since a horrible car accident when I was only 5 years old….IN MY EXTREME grief of losing all that I once held dear here on earth many times in my life and losing my life several times~~~ I embraced GOD’S Cross of LOVE AND found the heart of GOD!
GOD’S heart of COMPASSION….for the least of these ( me!)…the servants…the mothers…the crippled and hideous looking ones…the ones that most ignore…the spanish speaking gardener…the tatoo covered skateboarder…the drunk…the glutton ( even in the church!)… the murderer…the rapist…the smelly homeless traveler….kicked and cursed at by the bullies ….sometimes in a uniform…a public servant? ….we should all be compassionate public & private servants to ALL!!! ….knowing when to put up boundaries!
WHO DO YOU SERVE?….let me see where you spend your money & time. That will tell me who your GOD is and who you love most..do you really care?
ARE YOU RUTH~ less? or do you even know what LOVE IS? Unconditional love…
wanting the BEST for others without controlling or being controlled!
LOVE DOES something…LOVE IS PATIENT….it reaches out to the one that is needy on the way to your party or your “church ministry” ….or your football game…. WHO IS YOUR GOD?
MY GOD IS LOVE….JOY….PEACE….PATIENT… I live in the KIND KINGDOM of that love daily…whether sleeping in my car or camping with the homeless or in the millionaire homes who often love their home more than the people in it so that in the end all they have left is an empty mansion!
I WILL SPEAK UP for those who can not speak up~ I CAN NOT BE SILENT ANYMORE…
people are dying ….neighbors that need a touch of grace!
I STAND FOR TRUTH ~ I COULD NEVER BE RUTH~ LESS
WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?
leave me a comment or leave someone an apple….or at least smile at the next stranger…
in the mirror….and across the street
It could be Jesus or RUTH or YOU!!!!…..
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