The Call to Ministry

"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me." - Matthew 25:40 Several weeks ago, I met with a friend, who has become very active in ministry with the homeless. As I heard her stories, I commented what a blessing she was to the poorest among the poor. She responded with these words, "I receive more from them than I offer them." This is the call of ministry - to serve others in Jesus' name. Sometimes, God opens opportunities for us to serve in new areas that are outside of our comfort zones. Sometimes, God calls us to persevere in our current ministries in the midst of difficulties. Sometimes, God simply invites us to slow down - to look and lis

The Lenten Journey

We're in the beginning of the journey - the Lenten journey. The first Sunday of Lent has passed. Ash Wednesday was just last week. A week ago (Wednesday,) I was at the 153rd St. Metra Station (with several church members) offering ashes. We met a traveler, who received ashes and shared that his kids had a snow day. After a pause, he added that his children lived in another state. He was physically separated from them. He wasn't able to see them laugh or play or grow. I realized he wasn't only looking for ashes. He was looking for the reminder that God was still with him - especially in this lonely and difficult section of the journey. Listen again to the words that are shared

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Oct. 2020 Newsletter

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