Monday, November 7, 2011

Do good!

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.
Titus 3:14

I sat in church yesterday and listened to a message about doing good.  It was the perfect message to hear on Orphan Sunday. How do we help orphans here in the U.S. or abroad? We do good! Whether that good is fostering, adopting, sponsoring, advocating, giving money or mentoring....just do it! We love others the way we love ourselves.  We follow the great commandment:

And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 22:37-40

We can help by mentoring.  We can help by advocating. We can change the life of a foster child by starting a ministry like this one.  We can sponsor kids here, here or here. You can learn about adoption here or here.

The gospel I believe in offers a cup of cold water in Jesus' name.  The only gospel worth living is the one that incarnates love.  The only gospel worth giving our lives for is the one that elevates the needs of others above our own.  That's what the "good news" is all about.
-Tom Davis  Red Letters
Living A Faith That Bleeds


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