I haven’t physically been to church since January and before that I hadn’t been to church since the previous February. I say physically, because my church offers the option of streaming the live service, so I attend virtually… most Sundays.
I am well aware that the option to stream the live church services is mostly for the elderly or those who cannot physically make it to church, and although I am in neither category, this is how I go to church; in my living room, on the couch with my loud speakers blasting the worship songs and the message. I know, how lazy could I be, right?
My home church has been Times Square Church since I was 10 years old, but somewhere around year twenty eight of my life I became a bum. I work in the city so the last thing I want to do on the weekends is travel into the city. There is a church in my neighborhood which I have been promising myself that I will attend, but I still have yet to go. My lack of church attendance is not the reason for this blog, so I’ll get to the point…
A few Sunday’s ago, the pastor spoke about a program, launched by Times Square Church, called Feed New York. Time Square Church has teamed up with 100 other churches in an effort to support food assistance programs which will supply food for New Yorkers in need.
The reason this message was so moving to me is because there was a time when food pantries were the source of my food; and although I am in a much better place now, I’m not cocky enough to think that those circumstances cannot find me again.
The food that my family received from the food pantries was…interesting. I remember picking up cans of meat with a picture on the side of whichever animal was encased in aluminum tin. Food is food when you don’t have anything else to eat. Thankfully my mom was a fantastic cook, so she was able to work her chef-magic which provided us with tasty meals.
Feed New York’s mission is to provide the best, healthy foods to New Yorkers because the best is what God would want for His children.
America is known for its riches, and contrary to the beliefs of the rest of the world, we do have hungry people here. Having been poor, I can’t think of a better reason to get involved with this organization.
For more information about Feed New York and how you can help, visit: feednewyork.org.
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