Thursday, August 11, 2005
If You're Really Keeping Score, You Can't Call This Entry Too Critical
Here it is. It sits in an economically depressed area. The schools in this church's community have a high percentage of free and reduced lunch. The businesses near this building are closing.
I was with my sister when I saw it and she knew what to do.
"We're turning around so you can get a picture, aren't you?"
I agree and begin aloud an imagined letter to the Church.
"Dear Church, what a great idea! I was out of food in my home and payday is at the end of the month. So I took your advice and pulled out the Word of God and a bottle of ketchup. I started in..."
sister breaks in...
"and then I read the part where you're supposed to feed my ass!"
I also feel it necessary to tell a good story with this entry. I am starting to work slowly at school and today was in the mail room as about five people in matching t shirts dropped off more school supplies than I have seen this side of Staples. They're from a local church. I know lots of churches collect supplies for area schools. Keep it up. I finally have big stuff donated. Pens and pencils are welcome, but it's a whole other ballgame to be able to give a whole notebook or portfolio to a kid that needs it. Our breakfast on Wednesday comes from another local church. It's not so much that our school needs free stuff or food, it's that the food and school supplies say "we think of you". Futhermore, you think of my kids and that, my friend, is golden.
There. One crappy Church sign is more than balanced by two kind acts from local Congregations.