Scripture teaches that God has a special concern and care for the poor. The prophets spoke to it; Jesus lived it; and the New Testament writers made it clear that the invitation to follow Jesus means that we take up his mission to love and care for our brothers and sisters whom the world has cast aside. In almsgiving we renew our commitment to the way of Jesus and his call to care for the poor, the marginalized, the oppressed, and the forgotten—for they are the blessed ones. If we belong to Christ, they belong to us, and thus we make the kingdom known throughout the world by giving to those whom the world makes little of.
BLOOM GIVING THROUGH EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT
As a house church or individually, set aside money through the duration of Lent, perhaps from the things you are fasting from or otherwise, in order to give to the poor. As a church we’d like to give this money towards the following initiatives in the developing world:
GIVING TO THE POOR IN DENVER
As a house church or individually – either financially, volunteering, or as the Spirit leads.
God may also simply make you more aware of the poor during Lent. Have your eyes open, pay attention, and as you can – give abundantly. If monetary giving is difficult for you, jump in with your time with one of our justice partners.