Ministries that make space to eat and volunteer with people who need material resources make it possible to see Jesus in people in need. Once I recognize Jesus in the person before me, I find myself better equipped to listen to and appreciate his or her story. I trust that Jesus has much to teach me through other people.
—Elizabeth Mae Magill, Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing a Relational Food Ministry (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
—Philippians 4:9 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God is great!
God is good!
Let us thank God for our food.
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Find a food ministry in your area. Visit www.foodpantries.org.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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