Whenever I think of a small group of folks who have met every other Wednesday on zoom for almost there years, I think of sharing warmth of care and love. We support one another, sharing our lives, the life of the church, those who are marginalized, and God's creation of which we are a part. We call ourselves Wayfinders. Sometimes finding our way is dificult, but our warm presence with one another and God's presence with us gives us courage to live out lives. I love each one of them and those they serve.
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I was troubled by the quote from Galatians that talks about reaching out to people and especially to those in the church (as I read it). I appreciated that the devotional author wrote in a much more inclusive way about reaching out to everyone.
Today's lesson lends an extra layer of meaning to the "I'm a little teapot" song, doesn't it?
This devotional entry motivated me to call a new neighbor who I hadn't seen in a long time. She had welcomed us warmly when we moved into our new home. I was a little worried about her and am glad I called. She was experiencing serious health problems and had fallen yesterday while trying to decorate. I was able to offer help, but I think most of all, she appreciated talking with someone.
I have been trying to find a way to "fit in" and participate in this new community. There are many activities, social activities, lots of game groups and athletic activities, etc. Nothing seemed like a place where I would be comfortable. Lately, however, I have been thinking about volunteering to be a visitor for people who don't have local family or many visitors themselves. Again, today's entry made me think that this was a way I could offer hope and warmth to others.
JulieAnn got us off to a great discussion today with her response to the devotional. Thanks, JulieAnn!
In what additional ways can we offer the comfort of our time and presence to others?
That sounds wonderful, JulieAnn! Your group seems to exemplify the "kettle of kindness" the author suggests we put on.