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This morning when we were at prayer with some of the guests of the soup kitchen, we focused on the gifts we each bring to the community. One person commented on his gift of hospitality and then remarked that coming to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen was a different experience.
Our mission at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit is “to tend to people’s basic needs, especially the need for food; stimulate minds and nourish spirits, and work to understand and address root causes of social injustice.” We do not receive any government funding; we rely on the generosity of others.
Our largest fundraising event, the SOCK dinner, was held last Friday evening at Cobo Center. And oh, what a night it was! It was an evening of compassion and understanding for others.
Today, I visited with a mom who was going to pawn her wedding ring so that she could pay rent rather than face eviction. (Unknown to her, the husband stopped paying the rent several months ago due to a drinking issue.) She was determined to keep her son in a safe place.
Last Sunday in our Church, the scripture readings were about the manna in the desert during the time of Moses and about the BREAD OF LIFE that Jesus promises all believers.