Welcome to St. Paul's!
From Inside the Collar
"Keep your lives free from the love of money.."
What is great about this advice is that it is in the context of reassurance, not scolding. Don't be afraid because God will not leave or forsake us, He is our helper. Imagine: the creator of the universe lives to help you in your problems!
You are wise and thoughtful and you keep your challenges in perspective (the vast majority of the time). You don't sweat the small stuff and you are kind to others. Plotinus said "Be kind, everyone you meet is engaged in a great battle." That describes you, almost all the time.
But when we lose something we really cared about, when a chapter of our lives that we treasure is gone; it is a lot harder to keep perspective. We feel as if we've lost a part of who we are and wonder where God is. Sometimes we want to blame others including God, even though that is neither accurate, nor helpful.
So, we are encouraged to put God first. (Not for his bank account, he doesn't have one. Don't blame God for Church. they aren't the same thing.) But, for our sake: to remind us that WE ARE NOT ALONE. It is NOT all up to us. We have a helper, and what a helper!
Cinderella says :): "Have courage and be kind."
Hebrews says: have courage because God puts us first. Put Him first and watch the "coincidences" roll in. Thankfulness, will be irrepressible and you will be filled with peace.
Mobile, Loaves and Fishes
Dear Fellow MLF folks:
Well, the news is good! We will be making a food truck run on TBA to Emmanuel House shelter in Providence.
After our month’s hiatus when Harrington Hall’s food needs were assigned to Amos House, we are being welcomed by Emmanuel House. Some of our fellow MLF churches have been serving Emmanuel House, but they are in need of more food assistance.
Other options are being explored, as there is more homelessness and hunger in our state than is currently being served. Please keep all our fellow Rhode Islanders who need help in your prayers.
We hope you will join us in signing up to help with this upcoming food truck run. Blessings to you for your caring and generous hearts, and best wishes for a wonderful August.