Saturday, December 06, 2014

you did it to me

The kids get it .. I am so very proud of my children.  I would like to say that we raised them with a social conscience but really I think many times it is them that drives us to awareness.

My son Benjamin takes regular trips into the down town core in Toronto to help with feeding the homeless.  He first got a taste for this when he was in school in Vancouver 10 years ago.. today that burden for the " overlooked " has continued to drive him.   
In Front of one of the shelters he supports, there is a new statue that is creating a stir .  It is a modern day statue of Jesus .. not what you would expect, but one that is certainly thought provoking .

Matthew 25:40The Message (MSG)

37-40 “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—.’

7000 miles away the rest of the family is carrying the same burdon.  While many parents would be worried what trouble their kids are getting into, We are more concerned about the heavyness on their hearts because they have a true understanding of the world around them, and it is not always wonderful.  

What they do know is that as the world looks bleak at times, it takes very little to make a difference.  Its not hard to bring a little joy and fulfillment to your life, and it begins with reaching out to others .  They are under no grande illusion that they are going to change the world, but at least they will go to bed tonight knowing  that lives were touched and that today the overlooked in their town were not ignored.  Can we say the same ?

Today Jengish and the girls cooked supper again for the homeless shelter .. something that they would love to do all winter .  They would love to be your hands and feet if ever you feel like donating to this .   It is about $20 for a good healthy meal ( Including Meat )    for the whole shelter.   Days when they are not cooking , we have delivered some staples that can be cooked up ... potatoes , cabbages, rice pasta etc.  but there is more to feeding some one then just the food.. its hard to explain , but maybe one of the men put it right today when they were at the shelter .  "We can taste that the plov was made with love" something that a homeless person does not always experience   

Jengish is the master cheff tonight 

Of course he had a celebrity chef at his side  

Yesterday Bekah cooked, and Jengish and Emma served, tonight Jengish and Emma cooked and Bekah was there to serve 


 and thirds , enough for everyone 

Thank you to those supporting this need .. 

Tonight in Tokmok , the KING was not overlooked. 

Have you spent time with the KING in your community .. I challenge you today .. unless you live in Miami !

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