I like to say I am fortunate to work alongside people that love the Lord, who are imperfect but humble and who always allow room for grace. Today, I was reminded of this scripture from Colossians 3:12:
I would like people to experience all of these things when they encounter me, yet I feel that I fail at times. I fail when I make my life only about my needs and desires. I lose sight of God’s will for me – His will that brings Him glory and not myself.
A year ago, a man who was in the New Life Program told me that I was one of the first people to treat him like a “human.” After years of using meth, his teeth had rotted. He said people treated him differently, or didn’t even approach him. That’s when I think about Jesus. He touched lepers when no one would even acknowledge them.
When you support Denver Rescue Mission, monetarily or by serving, you are showing men, women and families in our community that they matter – that their financial struggles or their addictions don’t disqualify them from feelings of love or importance.
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience and let Jesus shine through you.