This Is America

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     …because it brought tears to my eyes.

     May God bless and keep you all!


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    • Steve on December 2, 2023 at 10:17 AM

    Since I’m retired now, I’d love to know where that is. With all of the insane crap going on in the peoples republic of New York, I will have to relocate and I would rather not have to but it is what it is.

  1. This is why I prefer rural America.   People will leave you alone, but if in need, ASK, and doors start flying open.

    • Tree Mike on December 2, 2023 at 4:47 PM

    This is The Way.

    • Old Bill in TN on December 3, 2023 at 3:54 AM

    I’ll just highlight the most important part of this story: “Ten minutes after he left, I called a few friends. They reached out to their friends.”
    It’s communication within a community that powers godly charity. There’s someone in your church, or your circle of friends, who is looking for someone to help. there’s someone else who needs it. This is not gossip; it’s the Body of Christ.
    God often gives to one what He wants another to have.

    • MrPink on December 3, 2023 at 7:33 AM

    After we moved form Cali. to Texas, my wife ad some medical issues that left her temporarily incapacitated.  The day she came home from the hospital, the ladies of the neighborhood reached out and asked us what we wanted for dinner!
    Over the next 3 weeks, food came in a steady stream while my wife convaleced.  Delivered to the door, sometimes with time for an inquiry about how she was doing, and, when she had recovered more, a visit and some conversation.  This has resulted in stronger community bonds, and some more real friends.
    Later, when we heard another family in the neighborhood was in a similar situation, we knew what to do – get cooking!
    This is how you bulid community. 

    1. I love this comment. The centrality of food in human relations is underappreciated, even though we act it out on our major holidays. Even though when we have a visitor, the first thing we ask him is “Can I get you anything?” (NB: that doesn’t mean a new car or a country club membership.) We offer food to those whom we accept as our kin, whether their kinship is as relatives, as friends, as neighbors, or merely as two spirits ranging through an all too frequently hostile world.

      Food offered to others is always a kind of sacrament…even though we don’t — mustn’t! — say “For this is my body.”

    • foot in the forest on December 3, 2023 at 10:23 AM

    Nice feel good story, and nice to see all of civilized society has not dies. NOW JUST HOW BAD ARE THINGS WHEN UPS IS NOT SCREAMING FOR TEMP HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

      • Xaax on December 3, 2023 at 9:55 PM

      It might be a rural thing. I’m also a driver for UPS (in a large city) and we’re offering large bonuses for seasonal help.

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