This Will Make You Feel CrappyPosted: October 16, 2006
When I was in college, we always used to joke about how “poor” we were. We would talk about how we had to eat Easy Mac everyday, or only eat half a hot dog, because we couldn’t afford to eat another one. But, when I think about it, I was not really poor as a college student. I always had food, always had a place to stay (even if I did not like it…) and always had money to do fun stuff, like go to the movies or whatever. Even though I did not have an exuberant amount of money, I got by. But, when we really think about it, how many of us really know what poor means? I thought I did in college, and it was always a running joke, but I had no idea what poor was.
It has been on my heart recently to start a ministry for the poor at my church. I have no idea how that looks like or what to do. Since our church is by downtown, we see our fair share of poor people. I was reading in my Bible last night about Paul being instructed to go to the Gentiles and share the good news and also to remember the poor. (Gal. 2:10)
If anyone has any good ideas on what the heck we can do to help the poor, please drop a line.