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I was checking up on a friend in Wisconsin who is 102 and is carefully watching her situation at home while her nephew delivers food and necessities. She is a marvelous person. When I called, she said, “I should be checking up on YOU. And how are you doing?” After that intro, she went on to say, “Isn’t it wonderful how a time like this brings out the best in people?” I said, “Yes, both the best and the worst (thinking of the scammers out there), and she replied, “Yes, but more so the best.” How could I argue with a woman who has been around for more than a century?!! So, I was thinking of the best, and two examples came to mind. Here they are:
“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:15-16).
“You prepared a place for me” is a theme you can sense that runs throughout Scripture, especially in the Gospel of John and in Psalm 23. It’s a central goal of our mission here at the Soup Kitchen
O Come, O Come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, and set us all free from what binds us. Merry and Blessed Christmas to you all, Oh yes, and may we all take on that mane in some way this season, being an image of God with one another.