Saturday August 23 – Assignment – Is your front porch on mission?
Come and worship
‘Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all people! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! Psalm 117
While on a trip in Mexico one summer, I saw something that I did not expect to see. People in the neighborhood we were serving in had pulled out tables and chairs out of their small houses and set them up in the street in front of their homes. They all came together and shared food with one another because each had little but together they had much. The Latin phrase for this is communitas, meaning a strong sense of community around a shared struggle. In my head, I had expected to find people that were ‘less fortunate’ than I; but what I found was a people with strong family connections, ties to their community, and a bond of friendship so strong that they cared for and looked after one another. The Lord does indeed endure forever and his love for all of us is steadfast, regardless of where we are.
James 4:13 – 5:12, Psalm 117
Is your front porch on mission? Some of us live in neighborhoods that are walkable, others not so much. If you live in a neighborhood that is, try moving your grill from the back yard to the front yard and inviting your neighbors over or even people walking the neighborhood. Cooking hot dogs is not expensive and the relationships built with others is priceless.
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