You will see a picture of Jose from Wednesday. Jose has had a turn-around in his life and has become a great encourager of others on the street. One of my favorite quotes from the new Jose is this–“It’s not my movie.” His point is that each of us have a part to play in this life, but we are not the director.
I believe that Jose is right. We each have a part to play in this current phase of life. For some of us, it is to model the proper way to address the current challenge and practice proper distancing. However, we are called to practice distancing, but not disengagement.
As in past crises, Graffiti’s role is to find practical ways to bless our neighborhood. The picture from Wednesday shows our food ministry moving from close-knit gatherings to “grab and go” on the sidewalk. We showed people how to greet, stand, and wash hands in this new world. At the last table, Jose is pictured holding up a Bible that he received in a spirit of joy.
This week we received 6,000 packaged meals that we can deliver as we anticipate more and more families in our neighborhood will be confined. Next week we anticipate receiving 1,000 meals ready to eat, for those on the street who are most vulnerable here in a congested city with the increasing cases of coronavirus. Many of the normal food services for the most vulnerable have been shut down.
It’s not our movie, but we know who the director is. Each of us have a part to play in this time. Thanks for your prayers and encouragement.
You can help Graffiti help those that are most vulnerable in these uncertain times–food, cleaning material, stress reduction, and financial assistance.