LISTEN NOW: John, Pat, Steve, and Chris discuss Father’s Day and how important and special it is to honor our fathers. They shared how they were honored and discuss the significant roles fathers play in their families and society. They continue to speak about Father God’s heart and how it feels unceasing pain and unceasing joy and how we can be a part of what brings joy to the Father’s heart.
Where has Compassion gone?: Homeless- The Motel Kids of Orange County
John, Pat and Steve ask, where has the compassion gone? They discuss the documentary, Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County and the compassion that is needed among the church to minister to those who are less fortunate. They continue to discuss the poverty in which children live, in one of the richest counties of America. They discuss how children were happy to dumpster dive for toys and were grateful to eat in soup kitchens although they admit the food doesn’t taste good. They continue to ask the question. Where has our compassion gone when we encounter the homeless, the poor, the suffering and those who are less fortunate than we are? The church must be tender, soft, and filled with compassion if we are going to minister to anyone. We must follow the example of Jesus in Mark 1 when he was filled with compassion and reached out to heal the man with leprosy. Tough days are coming, just because we are living in the abundance and awesome provision of the Lord today doesn’t mean we will tomorrow. We must resist all temptation to judge anyone but instead be willing to experience a deep awareness of their suffering and be moved to have a desire to do something about it. Mother Theresa said, “If you spend all your time judging people you won’t have any time to love them.” Oh Lord, baptize your church with compassion that never goes out.