What would Jesus do?
When I awoke this morning and being aware of the frigid temperatures coming upon us this weekend, I could not help thinking about our homeless brothers and sisters on the streets of Newark. As soon as I arrived at St. John's I noticed our friends bundled up rushing to get their hot chocolate and quickly dispersing into warm shelter (Newark Penn Station). What would Jesus do? I asked myself. I am sure Jesus would welcome them into his house, so I decided to open our church's doors and allow them to eat their lunch in Jesus' house. The staff and I quickly brainstormed how could this work best, and I have to tell you it made my heart happy. If you had been here, your heart would jump with joy as well to see our brothers and sister taking a break from the cold temperatures eating their lunch in a warm place and in good company, even if it was only for a little while. I think Jesus too was very happy to have had them as guests in his house.
Please continue to pray for our ministry, that we may find ways to better serve those most in need.
Thank you for your continuous support!