Doing for Others

Descending into the hell of one’s own making, is what a minister today called the present path of a world that is smothering in fear, condemnation, and hatred.

I was old enough to remember 1968, when someone shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. I was not truly old enough to understand then what his example was to bring change. His leadership from the Selma Boycott to the influence he had on Government policy (the Civil Rights Act) , he was dedicated through non-violent means to oppose and end the social practice that treated people differently based on the color of their skin. But he nor his contemporaries could, through human means, end the dark forces that are within people. Only Spiritual influence can do that. Though Government edicts may outwardly change behaviors, in 2021 hearts calloused to injustice still divide and hurt people. Ending injustice is what Reverend Dr. King was called to rally others.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Martin Luther King
Some of the canned Generosity of my neighborhood

To win more souls to Christ, all should demonstrate God, Son and Spirit at work in us. My conscience compelled me to walk my neighborhood to ask for their support for a Food Drive for MLK day, Anything they cared to donate, I would take to the San Diego Food Bank.

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  Matthew 25: 35 -36

When dog-people recognize you as “Dexter and Comet’s dad”, the guy with the “Minion Christmas”, or know you as “Senior Chief”, loving your neighbors for who they are is easy.. Though not all my neighbors are dog-people, over the course of nearly twenty years I have made the acquaintance of most neighbors within a few blocks who are. I have walked these streets mornings and evenings, with three generations of dogs. I am not surprised at their generosity. However, I am surprised that it took me this long to ask for it.

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord , and he will reward them for what they have done.
Proverbs 19:17 NIV


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