Had to laugh when I saw this picture. — T.J.
Our pastor was sick. At the last minute, he called up a missionary/social worker in our area and asked him to fill the pulpit. The gentleman didn’t preach so much as tell stories, and the stories he told revolved around his work with the homeless. His primary job was assisting homeless folks who qualified for veterans’ assistance the financial help that they deserved, taking care of the mountain of paperwork and helping them set up budgets, gets jobs, and get off the streets.
A lady in our church had just started collecting backpacks and supplies so members in the church could go downtown and hand them out to the homeless. The idea was to show some kindness and engage with the poor and needy. When the social worker who was filling the pulpit that Sunday heard about the idea, he panned it.
“There are plenty of places in this…
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