Keller: Remember to lend a hand to less fortunate

Published 11:45 pm Friday, November 7, 2014

As we are fast approaching Thanksgiving Day, I would like to appeal to everyone to be mindful of others in our community. This week, I’ve received a few calls from people telling me of families that may need help with groceries for the holiday.

This year, as we gather to celebrate, let us remember the less fortunate. As Christians, let us be reminded that we should reach out and help the sick, the homeless, and the hungry.

A few years ago, at a halfway house for drug rehabilitation, I noticed the following three posters on the wall:

One showed an old man sleeping on a park bench. The inscription read: I was homeless and the Christian prayed for me in the comfort of his home.

Another showed an old lady sick, lonely, and crying. That poster read: I was sick and the Christian thanked God for his good health.

The last poster showed two young, poorly dressed, hungry children with looks of desperation which read: We were hungry and the Christian gave thanks for his abundance of food.

Yes, it’s important to pray, but God expects us to put wheels on our prayers. We are commanded to love one another.

This Thanksgiving, let us enjoy our holiday, but also make a commitment that each day in the future, we will be aware of the hurting people in our community.

Hebrews 13: 1 and 2 says, “Continue to love each other with true brotherly love. Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!”

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