This is a special post to all the members of the community. Recently some very distressing things have been happening to members of our group, but unless you read all the comments, you probably would not be aware of them simply because they are attached to particular daily posts. Patrick recognized this problem and is going to try to address it.
I am writing to tell each of you that one of the most important things At God’s Table and Today’s Word hopes to do is to allow us to take care of each other. Your contributions are going to be used for needs in the community and other community enhancing requirements. So, the only way that can happen is if we know the needs. I wrote about this (maybe it hasn’t come out yet). We are designed to do good works that meet needs. That’s what God wants and that what I am hoping to be able to do.
So, what do you need? How can we (all of us as a community) help?
I know that Truthful Loving-Kindness, who lives in California, is in real need of physical help. She is fighting Lyme disease (and a bunch of other things). I know that Kelly is in need of comfort and companionship as she goes through a time of real loneliness. I know that LaVaye needs prayer for her relatives. I know that Bessy needs funds to prevent having to borrow at 32% interest. I know that Anthony is in desperate need of a job. I am quite sure the list is really much bigger. Help us by letting us help you. We might not be able to do everything, but we can do something.
When Rosanne and I lost everything some years ago, we had a long conversation with a pastor about our disaster. Several million disappeared overnight in a fraud scam. He commented, “Your problems are just too big for us to do anything about.” As we left his office, my wife said, “You know, we still have to pay the electric bill.” Little bits sometimes make a big difference, don’t they?