Perhaps you have heard that old saw "Necessity is the mother of invention." Maybe you know the composition of the Chinese character for crisis-danger and opportunity. Last Sunday morning the Congregation of St. Martin's lived out those sayings. The folks we had counted on to provide breakfast did not put the date on their calendar. When I walked into the shelter last Sunday morning, the kitchen was empty. There was no food and there was no one there to cook, serve and clean-up afterwards. And yet there were over 300 people hungry for the first meal of their day. We really couldn't cancel breakfast.
From time to time, we are all asked to step up to the plate. From time to time, we are all offered the opportunity to work with others to fill a need.
When folks come together as the Congregation of St. Martin's did last Sunday, you can see the Spirit of God at work through the people of God. "Wow." "Thanks." That's all that need be said.
As St. Michael's fall pledge drive draws to a close, it is my hope and prayer that we at Live at Five will step up to the plate just as the people of St. Martin's did last Sunday. Wouldn't it be great if we had a 100% pledge rate?
That's not so hard to achieve. It takes each of us making a commitment to give a portion of our earnings to our church. The only pledge that is too small is the pledge that doesn't come in at all. Let's make a commitment to be a 100% community-a community in which we all take a share in supporting the whole.
In gratitude for all you do and all you give,