Operation Appalachian Food Drive
Operation Appalachian food drive, 2013, was a Huge success!
Letter from Tim Tim McAndrew, Laity for Mercy/ Life Foundation:
December 2013 food drive to Jenkins Kentucky
No doubt by these pictures you can see the wonderful donations of food, clothing and the love of Jesus that was shared to a hurting community in Jenkins, Kentucky. I want to thank Saint Patrick's youth group and all the wonderful volunteers who not only shared these wonderful items, but also spent time ministering the love of Jesus.
The Danger of Riches
And behold, a certain man came to Him and said, "Good Master, what good work shall I do to have eternal life?" Jesus went over the Commandments of God with him. The young man said to Him, "All these I have kept; The young man ask Jesus, what else can I do? Jesus said, "if you wish to be perfect, go sell all you have and give it to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me". But the young man heard the saying and went away sad, for he had great possessions. (Matthew Chapter 19, verse 16)
Such a lack of peace in the world
God created us to grasp creation in its fullest. Instead we are often misguided by the pleasures of this world; greed, pride, control, possessing all we can. We want to consume and we are being consumed. Everything including our food is given to us by our Creator to look over and to share the abundance given to us.
Why are we living horizontally and not vertically? We look to what we create and not to the Creator. If a homeless man dies today in the streets of New York, this will make no headline news, and yet if a new I-phone comes out, it makes national news. We are living in a time of great crisis. There is more than enough food in the world to feed all the poor. And yet greed and consumption has taken the stage. It is no longer man who commands this earth with the guidance of God, it is money, money and I say again, money. Profit and Consumption has become the god of waste. How much food is thrown out everyday in our world? Our grandparents would never dream of throwing out food. they cherished leftovers.
Where do we find this peace in this sinful and restless world?
Our Savior is well aware of the great misery of mankind today, of the material misery, but even more particularly of the moral misery. Jesus is appealing to humanity through a humble and Polish nun named Saint Faustina. First of all by a warning to mankind. "Let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy...Let the Sinner be not afraid to approach Me". (Diary 848,50,1074)
"Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy". (Diary,300)
Our Savior gives a appeal and a joyful promise if you trust in His mercy.
"Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to My merciful Heart, and I will fill them with peace." (Diary,1074)
How do we obtain this peace? Through repentance of sins and trust in God's mercy. Through this we will become joyful Christians and take part in our community of love. The action of the Holy Spirit will be present wherever we go. And the world will know we are Christians by our love.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to our ministry of spreading God's Divine Mercy and feeding the poor of Appalachian Kentucky.God bless,
Tim McAndrew Laity for Mercy/ Life Foundation
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