"Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show every courtesy to everyone." -Titus 3:1-2
"Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it." -Hebrews 13:1-2
As we leave for Appalachia in the morning, these two verses will be ever present in my mind. We are called to love as Christ love, we are called to reach out and listen, serve, respect, and befriend others. We are called to do this humbly as Christ did, after all "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble" (somewhere in the NT). As we leave for the mountains and head into the heart of Kentucky our prayer will remain that our hearts and minds be open to the lessons God has in store for us, that we make friends with those we come in contact with, and that we develop a love like none other for the people in Appalachia so that when we return in the spring we do so with grateful hearts for all that Appalachia is going to do for us in this next week.
Look for a midweek update (if we get to the Library near where we are staying....Until then, may the Peace of Christ be with you!!