It was a little thing. Spaghetti pie, actually. With bread and salad and ice cream bars for dessert.
She’s a friend from the neighborhood, so I brought the food over hot, right at dinnertime. She brought her beautiful baby girl, their third child, home just a few hours before.
“Thank you so much,” she said as I laid the food out on the counter and tucked the ice cream bars into her freezer. “This is amazing. Have people done this for you before?”
“They have,” I responded.
“Wow. Nobody has ever brought me a meal before.”
Let that sink in. Nobody has ever brought me a meal before.
When I told Llama Papa, he said, “Well, our church does something right.”
“Or, we, The Church, are doing something wrong,” I responded.
(I know. Ask him how much he appreciates my optimism…)
Are we so busy in our churches reaching out to one another that we miss opportunities to serve others in our community? Our own neighbors? Don’t get me wrong, the serving of one another in Christian community is a beautiful thing. Beautiful.
Let it spill over, friends. And not because it’s one more thing you should do. If it’s just another obligation, then don’t bother. But as you build community with your neighbors and the people in your life, as you become friends and care for people, really care for them, let it spill over. Let the beauty of Christian community spill over and touch the people around you.