“8so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with
you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”
--I Thessalonians 2:8
For many of us the Spirit has been active in our lives, and when we think on it, we find ourselves living truly glorious existences. When we think of gifts, we think of receiving and giving. Just as we have received, we have a responsibility to give back. As Paul suggest in the verse above, when we love we are delighted to share “not only the gospel”, “but our lives”.
In our walk toward Bold Hospitality, we have been granted many gifts and one of those gifts is mentoring.
Mentoring can take many shapes and forms. Currently, we are limited in the things we can do together, but that doesn’t mean we can’t begin planning for the time when we can come together. An area we would like to build on is reaching out to our community in ways that impact their lives. And mentoring can have a very large impact on our community’s life.
Over this period of the pandemic pray and think of ways we can reach out to those in our area. We might be able to build life skills for teenagers about to leave (or who have recently left) school. Things like, how to set a budget, balance a check book and how to set goals.
We can lead or assist in programs aimed at young parents on how to care for their growing families. Think of people you know; what are they needing? Think of things you wish someone had sat you down and explained when you were young, these are the areas where we can mentor.
What about cooking skills, meal planning, even vacation planning. There really are a multitude of areas where we can offer training to those who make their home in our neighborhood.
As we pray and think about the needs of our community, we can begin preparing for the days when we will once again be able to fully open our doors to the public. The most important piece of this is that all of us can be involved in mentoring. We don’t have to have special skills; we only need to be willing to share our experiences.
We have been called to be followers of Christ. We are called to be Christ like in our dealings with everyone. And the great joy is that we have the Spirit to guide us in our reaching out to the world.
Let us care for our community and share out of love, not just the gospel of redeeming grace, but also the joy of life that we have found in Christ.
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