Mission Trip – Be Thankful

Look around where you are right now…do you have access to food, shelter and clothing? So often I have taken the basics in life for granted yet this has all been provided by our heavenly Father.  We spent today meeting and greeting the people and community we are serving this week.  Many of the people in need are working hard to find there way in this world, they have amazing faith.  Like many us, some keep doing things the same way they always have and yet they, like us, expect a different result from their actions.

We met people who are very kind and we shared conversations with them that are regular everyday conversations but people looked at us differently because we were talking while sitting on the sidewalk in downtown next to a person who is homeless. The key to that statement is the word ‘person’…not homeless.

When I stop and reflect on my life and think about all the things to be thankful for it is astounding to me.  God loves us so much and he is with us each day.  The two greatest commandants are to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself.  As humans many of us struggle with these on a daily basis, especially love thy neighbor.

Peace can be found.  Galatians 5:22-23…the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self control.  Say a prayer of thanks for all that God has already done in your life.  I know after this day my heart is overflowing with gratitude for all the love, gifts and blessings he has provided in my life…starting with the opportunity to be in relationship with Him.

Peace.

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About mcalcagno

Living by faith and striving to know Him and to make Him known
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