Tonight three Episcopal Parishes St. Peter’s, St. Albans and St. Thaddaeus gathered to bless their animals as a part of St. Francis celebration.. Cats, dogs and even chickens were prayed over and blessed. Humans gathered for a cookout and some time of fellowship.
Giving of your time and treasure is a great thing to do. When you give of yourself it means someone will be blessed by how much you care. The things you value are usually the best places to donate to such as a place of worship, charities, schools and other organizations that do good works. Our world is better when people share their resources to help others.
One can give of their time and talents when they directly impact people. An example of this is former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in their Habitat For Humanity work. Believing in a cause means having some skin in the game by not writing a check but actually getting directly involved and being among the people and organizations you care about.
We live in a time when people are starving, suffering and are needy and if we would give our time and be faithful in charity and love the world could be changed in so many good ways. It’s time to make our world a better place through works and giving.
Good Sunday morning. Delicious stuff from Red Bank’s Bread and Butter Artisinal Bakery. Peace of God be with you and yours.