Wanted to share with you the published article produced by Angelus, The Tidings Newspaper in Los Angeles California. As many of you know, I was invited to come to southern California to be interviewed and filmed for a mini documentary of our journey from adoption to ministry. It is being produced for a film festival this coming July with the San Gabriel Playhouse. I am still humbled by the whole process and am excited to see how this is used to further create awareness for at risk children, woman and families in our world. As a preface, I wanted to share a few more of my thoughts for clarification and at the end I have posted a link to the online published article.
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John13:34-35
Simply said, the evidence or fruit of our salvation becomes tangible in our acts of caring and kindness to those who are down and out in this life. A powerful statement of this is in Mathew 25 were Jesus says: “...‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
It is my ongoing passion to see unity in the body of Christ, to see us lay down immaturity and differences of beliefs and view our world in the way that our God views it. What part of our religious belief system should ever cause us to refuse to work together to help the widow who can not provide for herself or the orphan who has no family or those who are starving or just need clean water to drink. We as Christians have been shown so much love and mercy that we cannot even begin to comprehend it all and the result of this in our lives should be love that overflows to others.
1Corinthians 1:1 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
In closing, if the body of Christ with all its denominations and doctrinal differences could unite in maturity with one purpose to help those who are oppressed and in need of salvation, I believe that we could literally change the world we live in. A good friend of mine told me that we must each personally come in contact with the living Jesus. How is this possible? Jesus said it clearly, "...when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.’
Online published article by The Tidings:
Vision for the Children International