Last year, I waited tables, taking food out to people and picking up their plates when they were done, or bringing them more food if they wanted more. This year, I stood in the assembly line and helped make plates. The first two people put meatloaf and green beans on the plate, I added potatoes, Courtney topped them with gravy, and the last volunteer added bread. It was fun! We caught up on the last year, talked about what's been going on in our lives, and just enjoyed each other's company.
The hour passed quickly. I thought about how many of these projects have involved feeding hungry people. It makes me glad that there are places like this where people can get a meal. It makes me glum to think that in 2012 in America there are still so many people who need a meal. Tonight, though, I also thought of a scripture that I haven't thought of in a long time, Hebrews 13:1-2.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Affirmation Project: Mark, I'm really proud of you for the new job that you started this year, and for the way that you're always there for my kids.