To be able to give that much love to such people seems impossible, but if God orders us to do it, then is it really impossible in the first place? I honestly still have difficulty agreeing with that question, but I do want to have enough faith to be able to agree with that with everything I’ve got. Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again for the challenges and guidance.
Isn’t it interesting how life throws opportunities/situations our way and they remain with us? We all have those unshakable, whether good or bad, experiences that seem to follow us or reprise themselves on certain occasions. Since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I am reminded of a profound gospel moment pretty early in my Christian journey.
While nearly finished with my first semester as a freshman in 2009, the opportunity to engage in a Thanksgiving service project came my way. My professor presented her annual tradition to the class of feeding homeless men that are registered sex offenders. She discussed how these men live in a small community and are often ridiculed denied privileges, and ostracized because of their prior crime.
After she finished, her words hit me like a ton of bricks. What would it feel like to have a full-time reminder of my past transgression always before me? No matter how…
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