Saturday, November 10, 2012

Serving the Poor

As I searched for a prayer to pray today, I feel that simple is good.  Ask yourself this:  what would the world be like if Christians lived out the Gospel?  What would your life be like?  How blessed would your church family be if it took the Life of Christ unto itself and gave it all? 

Tomorrow we will follow the story in worship of the Widow's Mite (Mark 12:38-44), and I find these words of Mother Teresa (UMH 446) to be a heart-filling way to prepare and receive the message:
Make us worthy, Lord,
    to serve those throughout the world who live and die in poverty or hunger.
Give them, through our hands, this day their daily bread;
    and by our understanding love, give peace and joy.  Amen.
Don't underestimate the power of prayer to change the world.