Providing help to the less fortunate
My word. How can one not comment on the columns in the May 7, 2013 edition of The Compass regarding the homeless in our area?
All any one of us needs is to be caught off guard in a change in the weather, wind, rain or snow to feel the results of being wet and cold. Then hunger becomes real when we miss a meal or two for whatever reason.
We have to personally recognize these conditions are very real to some of your fellow citizens, and judge ourselves accordingly and then go to the proper places of concern and help out. Some of these include the UTurn Centre, Open Door Ministries, and more.
When met face-to-face with an individual in these dire straits, if we have the resources, the money for a good meal or a night in a warm room wouldn’t go astray.
I’m so glad that Alicia Hopkins ended her column with a quote from Jesus of Nazareth. I’ll add another quote from my dear godly grandmother: “There, but for the grace of God, go I,” which was repeated to me many times in my young adult years and taken from another well-known person.
As is pointed out in the Bible, we are our brother’s keeper, whether we want to accept it or not. As Christians, the choice has already been made for us. Love for our fellow citizens deems this to be part of our walk with each other and with the Lord. — Joy French-Coleman writes from