For a long time I have yammered away on one theme–Christ following is not religion but living; serving folks around us. You don’t need a building or program to do that. Here’s a prime example:
Hi again. First, I volunteered to help Steve across the street load a sofa into a rental truck, and ended up emptying his house. Then yesterday, a neighbor lady failed to show up for pinochle. I usually would not have followed up, but because of your emphasis on neighboring, I phoned and got no answer. Uncharacteristically, I went to her house and knocked on the door, only to hear a faint, desperate cry: help, help! All doors and windows were locked so I called 911. EMTs arrived, broke in, and found Val on the floor. She lives alone. It could have ended badly.
She’s elderly and not doing well, but at least she now has a chance. You do more good than you may know, Pastor.
Old Grandpa Lloyd