November 29, 2005
by: jovial_cynic
I've come up with an outline for the specifics of what I want to do with the charity. The 11/29th entry listed at the top should explain that pretty well. I didn't mention in there the desire to help out specific families, although in a letter I drafted to my employer, I did include that, since there are folks at work who are more comfortable donating to a specific family than to the general poor. I'll have to figure out how to work all that out.

Notice that I put as priority #2 the need to evangelize. That's an important part of this whole thing... but not in the crazy-fundamentalist meaning that is normally ascribed to "evangelism." Seriously. I'm not looking to make converts. I just want to help people, but I want them to know that I'm doing it because the love of Christ compels me. That's it. I won't say much more than that. I don't think I need to, because I don't feel called to preach to anybody that I'm feeding.

A while back, I saw the most profound quote I'd ever seen on either a shirt or bulletin board or something... it said, "I cannot hear your gospel above the rumblings of my stomach." That message has never left my mind, and has formed the principle of everything I'm doing for this charity. Nothing I say about what God has done in my life will make any difference if folks have nothing to eat. So... yeah. There you go.
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