Whatever You Do For One of the Least of These . . .

Whatever You Do For One of the Least of These . . .

Reverend Cannon Howard K Williams, Doctor of Ministry (DMin), representing “Food for the Poor, Inc.” gave the homily at both the 8:00 AM and 10:15 AM services on World Mission Sunday, the 6th Sunday after Epiphany, 02/11/2018. Starting from today’s Gospel, Fr Howard observed that Moses represented Order and Law, Elijah represented the Prophets and the Conscience of the Community, and Jesus, Son of God, represented Spirituality and the vitality of living. That Peter wanted to commemorate the event reflected his surprise and awe. When Jesus came down from the mountain, he went into his Ministry.  Ministry, according to Fr Howard, reflects three things–immediate needs (food, shelter, etc.), then sustainability (teaching others to do things for themselves). The third level is systemic impact–usually established at governmental levels. Food for the Poor works in the first two areas of Ministry. They rely on congregations to work on lobbying for the third level.  Fr Howard cited some examples from Food for the Poor and invited our congregation to pray for Food for the Poor, its mission, and the people serving and sharing. He also encouraged us to come on a Mission Trip with Food for the Poor. He challenged our congregation to donate $3,600 for one house to be build by Food for the Poor–knowing that the money we generate will be matched with another donor and that Food for the Poor will be able to build two houses.  In addition to his homily, Fr Howard shared some videos about Food for the Poor, posted on our website.  He told several stories and ended with a story about two people finding God in each other, reflected in the supplementary readings–Matthew 25:40 and 1 John 3:18.

(Readings: 2 Kings 2: 1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:1-6; Mark 9:2-9)

(Supplementary Readings: Matthew 25:40; 1 John 3:18)

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