A while back, a friend of mine shared this inspirational quote with me:
"Be gentle in your kindness for everyone has their troubles."
I think this quote is an invitation to come along side of each other with an openness that meets the other where they are.
Paul's letter to the Colossians uses a clothing metaphor to expand this invitation to live life in the Spirit.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
-Colossians 3: 12-15
Our caring ministries here at JCPC are all clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
One of these ministries is CanCare Atlanta whose mission is to assure no one endures cancer alone.
You can make a difference in the life of someone touched by cancer in our community and beyond by attending CanCare Atlanta's Fiesta of Hope at Mavericks Cantina on this coming Saturday, August 17th beginning at noon and going into the evening.
Click here for more information and to make reservations
What is the meaning of fiesta?
In Spanish, fiesta means "feast," and in many Spanish-speaking places, a fiesta celebrates a saint's day or other religious occasion. The word comes from the Latin festus, "festive, joyful, or merry."
Please invite your friends and family and let's make merry together as we celebrate and support CanCare Atlanta; a vital ministry of JCPC!
I look forward to celebrating with you!