This week I was sitting on my porch enjoying the cool breeze with my roommate, when a lady approached timidly and said “Excuse me do you have any gas because I just ran out in front of your house.” It was late enough that that we were just about to go to bed. This lady said she heard us talking and hoped we would be willing to help. She told us she was a little scared to approach strangers and she had her daughter in the car but she didn’t have any other options. We were able to help her out and even sent her along the way with an extra gas can.
As Christians God calls us to look for every opportunity to serve and show kindness to others. These moments come unexpected but we should always be ready. My roommate and I did what we would like to think anyone would do.
Every day I am amazed at the willingness of our guests to help out at Morning Glory Ministries. They stack chairs, clean, unload deliveries, and help in any way they can. They want to give back. They’ve told me many times that it’s the least they can do for us because of everything Morning Glory Ministries has done for them. They have the right attitude. It’s their willingness and thankfulness that encourages the staff of Morning Glory and our volunteers. This week I want to challenge you to do a “Random Act of Kindness.” Buy the meal for the car behind you in the drive thru. Pay for your co-workers lunch. Offer to buy someone’s gas. Serve the Lord in a way you might not have thought of.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
– Colossians 3:12
“I believe in the kindness of others, and that I must love them without fear.” – Pope Francis
Morning Glory Needs
Bulk Coffee for Breakfast and Lunch
Volunteers for Breakfast on Fridays 6:30-8:30am
Briefs/Boxers- M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXL+
Plain Blouse/ Shirts
Draw string bags