Whenever three or more of us are gathered, we can be a force for doing good works.
St. Theresa, in one of her many written prayers, sums up what it means to be a Christian:
“Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours…”
Good works can be a hot meal for anyone who has hunger. Or visiting those who cry out in lonesomeness. Or raising a little money to provide aid overseas where poverty is a way of life. These are examples, but the list of needs that need help is long. We hear our brothers and sisters calling out.
We are here, in the Des Plaines community, to do all the good we can. In all the places we can. To all the people we can. As long as we can.
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
Charles Wesley, the Father of Methodism, taught this when he said