“Frank” or “Preach it, brother”

Franklin Graham is on Fox News right now and he has a lot of good stuff to say.

"If all the churches of the south would take in 10 families for three months, it would put a huge dent in this problem. It’s an opportunity for the Church to step up."

That’s what I was thinking about when I was mowing lawn tonight. All the focus of the relief efforts is around the government. And, for the most part, rightly so. The government needs to help. But where’s the church in all this? If the church were what it’s supposed to be, they would be a major player in this whole mess as well. And I’m not talking about "churchy" organizations like the Red Cross…but THE CHURCH.

Maybe a lot is going on that the media isn’t covering…but to offer a relevant message of God’s love to people, we need to be more active putting legs to that message. I’m not great at this myself…so, let’s pray about it together.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

1 Comment

rebecca

about 12 years ago

Hi. I happened to stumble across your website looking for photographers in Jackson. I was surprised when I saw your name. Anyways… I couldn't help but notice your post. I agree that the Church should step in and help with all the chaos going on in New Orleans. For the past couple of nights I have been troubled looking at all the images of destruction and pain. Every time I see a picture of a crying mother or a couple looking at the rubble that once use to be a home. My heart breaks. I want to help. We just had a discussion in church today about this same subject. I believe God wants the church to step in. Matthew 7:9-12 says: ”Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snack? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” The victims of hurricane Katrina are the children. Companies and businesses all over the United States are donating money and water to the victims. Charities are doing all they can do. The church needs to step in and give the best that we got. I believe that is prayer. I am starting a prayer and fast chain starting on Sunday with the church I go to. I know most denominations do not believe in fasting. I believe God can do great things through prayer and fasting. The victims need our prayers. Sorry…for my 2 cense. Rebecca

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