This past week I had our Federal member come and visit our church. He just happened to arrange the appointment when Foodcare was running and I was able to showcase a little of what we do as a church.
Once again I was reminded that most people are not as interested in our gospel message as they are in our social justice message. I’m not advocating that we abandon one over the other. I believe we need to hold both in strong tension.
The thing that impressed our federal member the most was our third core culture. Our first core culture is, “Loving God” or our second one, “Growing Spiritually”, but our third one, “Helping Others”, is what he picked up on. He actually wrote down this quote that I made: “Those who live focused on themselves live a small life but those who help others live a big life”.
I believe that as we keep helping others to succeed, God will help us to succeed. Our dreams will come true when we help others see their dreams come true. Helping others is one of the most fulfilling things we can do in life.
Lots of love,
Ps John and Anne Iuliano