Because the rest of the people on the planet need to see it with all of us. And it is not that I am not loving now. I am. But need to be more so. I am not perfect. No Christian is. We are all a work in progress but we are willing to be molded into the image of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
No one sees the good works Christians do because the anti-Christ news media does not report it. No one saw a group of us rolling 500 burritos in the wee hours of June 20, 2015 to go out and feed the homeless. We loaded up a van with a big cooler that housed the burritos and with cases of water, clothing and Bibles we set out to find the homeless. Two other biker church ministries joined us and they rounded up the homeless and sent them to the parking lot in various places we stopped to get fed. We don’t ask what the politics are of the homeless, nor their background nor if they are straight or gay. We were there to feed them and give them water and let them pick out clothes to wear and a Bible to read. One of our group took her socks off and gave it to a homeless man who had no shoes. We didn’t have shoes among the boxes of things to give out. So she gave her socks to him. So we were out there in the blistering heat to do what Jesus wanted us to do; care for the poor. This is what we do. No one else sees us but God sees us. We gave away all those burritos. This was not the first time we did it and it won’t be the last.
There was another group of us at St. Vincent de Paul who gave out bags filled with personal care items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, soap, etc. They were cleaned out pretty quickly and joined us at one of the parks to help hand out food and water, clothing and Bibles.
No one reported on how the Billy Graham foundation went out with their Rapid Response Team to help those in Ferguson, MO, either. And all the other times that the Rapid Response Team went out to help those in dire need in other disaster-struck regions.
We would like to one day have a “port in the storm” house for them. A place the homeless can go to if the shelters are closed on the weekend. We are trying to raise money for that. We are a very small church. http://www.gofundme.com/redeemed-delivered
It breaks my heart to see so many homeless in a country that is so wealthy. And you’d be surprised to discover that a lot of them are vets. Yes, men and women who have fought for this country and are abandoned by it. Very heart breaking.
So what is to be done? We just continue to plod on and plan for the next outreach and pray that one day we can have a place for them to go that is safe and not on the streets. Compassion for our fellow man is sorely lacking in today’s self indulgent and entitlement society.