Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Food for thought

"It is easy enough to tell the poor to accept their poverty as God's will when you yourself have warm clothes and plenty of food and medical care and a roof over your head and no worry about the rent. But if you want them to believe you - try to share some of their poverty and see if you can accept it as God's will yourself!"
- Thomas Merton, Seeds of Contemplation, chapter 14, p. 107 (1949).

I have no clue how each of your spiritual journeys are going, but I can't wait to find out tomorrow. I know you're being obedient and humble as you seek our Father on your own behalf, on behalf of this group, and on behalf of what He is doing with Renovatus.  

Setting our direction aside for a moment, Elizabeth has presented an amazing idea and I wanted to share it with you before group tomorrow.

There's no harm in getting our hands dirty while we fast and pray for a vision.  What if we cook a huge Thanksgiving Dinner for the refugee community at Birchcroft?  We certainly have experience with pulling something like this off.
Food for thought.  No pun intended.


  1. YES! I would love to cook a huge Thanksgiving dinner for Birchcroft! Count me in. :)

  2. We will not be here for Thanksgiving day (bummer) but we will gladly contribute some food and prayers!

  3. We will not be here either, but would love to help out..

  4. Doesn't actually have to be on Thanksgiving Day I wouldn't imagine.

  5. We could be there on Wednesday.