Our church has a Meal’s for Mom’s ministry where we take food to families that just had a baby. Its a super help, and I appreciated it when Henry was born. It helped keep us sane with an insane baby! The ladies who run it do a terrific job getting volunteers and continuing the service uninterrupted despite the natural discouragement of working with volunteers. My question is…
Why is it that they have a hard time getting volunteers for folks that people don’t know well? I always feel obligated to help on the lesser-known couples, because I know they will struggle to fill the spots. But, of course, when its someone in leadership who needs the meals, the spots fill quicker than you can spit! What is up with that? Are we Christians are WHAT? Why are we showing preference?
My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism! Because Jesus himself said, “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:46-48
Please, go out of your way to help those that it is hard to help. Those you don’t know. Those you won’t get any credit for helping. Those who aren’t your favorites.