Today, like every day in this town, was beautiful. Crisp, cold mornings. Elk against a backdrop of rose-glowing mountain peaks. Never ceasing sunshine. Friendly people. The smell of woodstoves. All things that fulfill one's soul. All things, I have learned, never to take for granted.
Today something happened to me for the first time ever. I got a tune stuck in my head. Well it wasn't the first time for that by any means but it was the first time the "tune" was a hymn. It caught me off guard for some reason, I was almost shocked.
So, as I was saying, after only 5 days....well, actually, after only 2 (business) days have passed this new year, I have witnessed a great deal of unjudged, unhesitating, outreach to others. "How does it happen" I sometimes ask myself. "How does he do it, without question, without hesitation?" You need help and despite any faults you may have had or have now, we are going to help you. These people, this place, God, is going to help you. In two days, 25 hungry families, now nourished, literally. And hopefully a little nourished spiritually as well.
And about the hymn in my head....what could this mean? Perhaps a sign of these days of one needing person after another crossing my path, looking to this place for hope, the one thing so many have lost but so desperately need.
As I sit at a desk, in an office, in a building, on a street, in a town, we will collect the love of a small group of people and we will transform it many times in many ways to help heal others that have just as must love, just not as much "means'.
In my time of great need, I will give.
"Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong." Dandemis