For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. – Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)
One of the big stories this past week is how cold it is across the United States. It seems that when we have bitterly cold weather, we see stories about the homeless and how they survive living outside when the weather is so terrible. Some go to shelters to stay, but others tough it out in the elements.
We don’t have to look far to see adults and children in our own neighborhoods who need a little help – and we can help them by donating warm clothing, food, or even money to places that help those less fortunate.
So look through your closets and donate that old coat, those gloves you don’t wear, or those boots that are too small, to places like Goodwill, Salvation Army, and/or your local rescue mission.
It will only take a few minutes and you will feel a lot better afterwards.
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ― John Bunyan
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