I don’t know about you but I am disappointed in the culture of of Christians nowadays. Where we pay to go to conferences, buy books by our favorite pastors or teachers, attend Christian music festivals, pay for Church history trips, etc… And then walk by the homeless man on the street. Because we are barely scraping by.
Those are all great things for us to do. It really uplifts us. But are they necessary? Does God command us to do these things? I don’t know. But I do know that God commands us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, take care of each other.
I don’t write this because I’m judging others. I’m writing this because I have found an area where I can improve. Christ invites ALL to come unto Him. Christ cares about our physical needs as well as our spiritual needs. So yes, handing out free Bibles is great. But I’m sure we can spare some chips too, maybe a sandwich. We can welcome them into our congregation, despite their appearance. They may not have showered before the worship service but to Christ it doesn’t matter.
I have made a personal commitment to keep not only extra copies of the Bible in my car, but to also have some sort of nourishment, some change, some toy for the children. My drive to work will be different this year because maybe I’ll be able to spread a little bit of God’s love where it seems to only be filled with road rage and distaste for transients.