God’s Love Reaches Around the World!

Once a man asked Jesus “who is my neighbor?” ()  Jesus answered, essentially, that we should show love and care and mercy to everyone our lives come in contact with, just as He shows love and care and mercy to us.  That starts with the person next to you–your family member, co-worker, or the person who lives across the street.  But it doesn’t end there….

“Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress.”  That’s the invitation for a growing project called Dress a Girl Around the World.  Recently a group of women from Saint Columba Church heard that challenge–and accepted.  Sponsored by the Anglican Church Women (ACW), about a dozen ladies gathered and learned how to turn a pillow-case into a simple but attractive dress for a little girl who may never have owned one.

Along the way, we caught some photographic evidence of these “neighbors in action.”

Dress a Girl 1Dress a Girl 2Dress a Girl 3

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” (ESV)

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