Something powerful happens when we serve others. It has the power to transform our hearts. When we serve, we connect with our Savior, Jesus, who came and lived a life of absolute service and sacrifice. The world’s criticism didn’t stop Jesus from spending His time with the least of these - from an impure woman at a well to a deceitful tax collector, Jesus gave His life so others could live.
When I think about serving, I remember what Mother Theresa said: “Whenever I meet someone in need, it’s really Jesus in His most distressing disguise.”
Wow. That’s a powerful statement that has the power to transform every encounter we have with someone who is less fortunate than us. What if, every time we saw someone in need, we saw Jesus? Would it deepen our desire to meet their need? Would it move us to action? Her words are a challenge to me. The words of Jesus in Matthew 25 are the inspiration for Mother Theresa’s comments: “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” -Matthew 25:40
This summer in Danville, we have the opportunity to serve our brothers and sisters at the Long Run Community Apartments! Each Wednesday night, we will have a different “Summer Wednesday” activity. From ice cream parties to slip ‘n slides, each Wednesday in June and July, we will be building relationships with the neighbors, sharing the love of Jesus with those in need, and telling them who Jesus is. If your family is looking for a place to serve, we would love to have you!
If you are interested in helping us unleash a revolution of love in Long Run this summer, please contact me or meet us at the Long Run Apartments at 7pm on Wednesday nights!