Your Love Extended

As crowded as these homes probably already were, I watched over and over again these kind and loving citizens open their homes to those who had been evicted (on pain of death) from theirs. I cannot but help compare the response of the western world that has such a greater capacity and yet continues to keep their doors closed.

Generosity

Read: Job 1:1-3:26, 1 Corinthians 14:1-17, Psalm 37:12-29, Proverbs 21:25-26 Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! (Proverbs 21:26) Relate: I did an internship in the Bronx a good 20 years ago or so. There was a White Castle nearby and it was my first experience with that sliver of grease they…

In The Bank

If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord — and he will repay you! (Proverbs 19:17) Read: 1 Chronicles 26:12 – 27:34, Romans 4:13 – 5:5, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 19:17 Relate: Do you ever use Urban Dictionary? Have you ever even heard of it? Basically, it’s a more laid back wikipedia. It is a type dictionary where people volunteer…

Essentials

Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20) Read: Genesis 24:52-26:16, Matthew 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8 Relate: I have both read and heard a story of a bunch of radical college students who took on a crazy mission, but it has…

Sandy: 1 Year Later

Read: Lamentations 3:1-66, Hebrews 1:1-14, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs 26:21-22 The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations…