Sunday, January 10, 2010

Responding to 'Christ in Need' in Haiti

This week's scriptures are Isaiah 43:1-12 and Luke 3:1-20.

I may post another set of comments later in the week; but the situation in Haiti has me turning to John the Baptist's comments about "bear fruits worthy of repentance." When asked to apply this to the specific situations of his listeners, John's comments were directed to issues of justice and care.

You and I as Christians are called to care for those in need. We're taught that Jesus comes to us in the person of those we encounter who are in need or agony, who mourn or hunger.

All of these are evident now in the situation in Haiti. So let me make a suggestion: take the time you would normally read this blog and go to the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Baptist World Alliance, Church World Services or some other reputable site that is collecting for relief in Haiti and make a donation. The needs are great and will be great in the days to come. Let's put some legs on our faith in response to this tragedy.

"As you have done it to the least of these, you have done it unto Me."

Hope to see you Sunday.

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