“I can only show my gratitude for these mercies from God, by a readiness to help his other children and my brethren.” -Benjamin Franklin
As Christian patriots, we are called to be a part of our community. Christianity is not about our own spiritual development for the sake of knowledge, but for the sake of becoming an ambassador of God’s compassion and mercy to the world.
Billy Graham said, “The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.” That is the very heart of Christianity. It is impossible to truly grasp God’s grace in our lives without developing a desire to show grace toward others.
The needs of our community is the responsibility of the church. If we are the body of Christ, then we should be reaching out to those who are in need. It’s all well and good to pray for change in America, but how often do we pray for guidance to be that change? Remember, you have to live the good news before you can share the good news.
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