Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana

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View their homes, possessions, vocation, friendships, talents, and time as gifts entrusted to them by God to be shared for the good of others. Make financial and lifestyle choices based on God’s love and justice for the most vulnerable in our society, over personal advancement and convenience. Daily look for ways to serve their neighbors and coworkers, and also to seek out caring relationships with people outside their normal social networks. Pray for opportunities to share the good news of Jesus with those around them, especially those who are going through struggles.

[Heidi Unruh & Andy Rittenhouse - Andy Rittenhouse and Heidi Unruh, eds., Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Knoxville, Third Edition (Knoxville, TN: Compassion Coalition, 2009), 356.]

If you feel inadequate for relational ministry, then the truth is you’ve got one of the most important qualifications! For indeed, you are not adequate for the task. But God’s Word promises that we can do all things through God who strengthens us. God makes us competent. We just need to be available and willing. Jesus has chosen to get his work done on earth through jars of clay who have little strength – that’s us! And as we minister out of our weakness, Jesus comes through with his strength, and that’s what makes the difference. Amy Sherman, Sharing God’s Heart for the Poor

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