From Inside the Collar
"Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action." We get the concept, but the execution remains elusive.
The definition, much less the living of love, is not common knowledge.
Biblically "to know" does not mean intellect, but participation. We can't read about it and then do it. (You can't learn how to ride a bicycle from a book.) To know love, first we must be loved. Tragically, many of us are not only imperfectly loved, but actually wounded by those who vowed to love us but were not able. Because they didn't know themselves. Break the cycle.
We love because He first loved us. There is one source of perfect love and God loves all of us, perfectly. We have one perfect parent in God who invites us to live in His Love, eternally. Our Father...
Loaves & Fishes RI
Here comes April—hooray! We are so blessed to have your dedicated participation in our food ministry to the Emmanuel House shelter in Providence. Last time, although we had to cancel our food truck run due to winter storm prediction (one of several!), we did take your early-arriving items to them the afternoon before the storm, and made a run to the wholesale food mart with some basics that Emmanuel requested to see them through the storm.
Now may you have spring weather for all that you do, including whatever donations you so generously make to our homeless friends. Your caring heart blesses both giver and receiver.