The American journalist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) once said of hospitality: “It is the virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food or lodging.” Here in our part of the country we are known for good “Southern Hospitality,” which is a manifestation of that virtue, which means friendly, warm and gracious treatment of those who are peace loving and come into our lives. However, there is a difference in just being kind, friendly and courteous to those who cross our paths each day from those we invite to come into our home to enjoy a good meal and, on occasion, to spend the night.
I was watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals play football on Monday night, and there were two players who had to be carted off the playing field by medical staff. One of the announcers, John Gruden, made repeated references to “praying for these men, their families and teammates.” Nice. In fact, each player interviewed after the game, when asked about the injured players responded the same way – “they are in our prayers.” Nice times two. I cannot think of a more appropriate action in such a time of concern. In fact, it occurred to me that in virtually every time of crisis in a public venue, people are asked to pray for those affected by whatever tragic event that may have happened.
Good morning brothers and sisters, I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Risen Savior. How many of you know something big has already happened when God created the heavens and the earth and said LET THERE BE LIGHT. That was something big! When He spoke the world into existence, that was something big!
Recently, a church in Atkins paid about $600 for nearly $6,000 worth of flooring, doors and other construction and home supplies to fix up a residence owned by the church. Camp Mitchell, Heifer Ranch and Family Home of Little Rock were able to redo their bedrooms with new Tempur-Pedic mattresses, which retail for around $1,200, for only $95 per bed. That bargain shopping happened in a 10,000-square-foot warehouse 10 miles west of Little Rock where, as part of its outreach ministry, Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center has launched a marketplace of goods available at deep discounts to nonprofits and churches. The new program, Sharing the Goods, is a partnership with Good360, an Alexandria, Va., charitable organization that has distributed $9 billion in goods to more than 6 million people around the world since it was founded in 1983.
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