It is Lent. Many people give something up for Lent. Others give acts of service.
Some people have nothing to give up because they desperately work to barely survive.
“We are moving,” she said as we were delivering a box of food. We probed, uncovering that the family was behind in their rent. Talking further, we walked to the rental office to find out the exact amount needed to bring the family’s rent up to date. The manager insisted on a certified bank check.
A short trip to deliver food turned into a project. We found angels to bring the family’s rent up to date. Driving from the bank back to the rental office, I read these words:
“Never let one day pass when you haven’t reached out to someone outside your home—a note, a letter, a visit, help in some way…”
North Point Ministries founder Andy Stanley’s book, “How to Be Rich,” put things into perspective for me. The book’s cover has these words: “It’s not what you have. It’s what you do with what you have.”
“Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things they do, to be generous, and to share with others.” 1 Timothy 6:18, CEB