The Kin-dom of God aka NOLA

Categories: Mission Trip 2011

I’m not sure what the exact connection is, but as we got busy working at Joe and Gloria’s house this past Monday–a song popped into my head and heart and it has remained throughout this experience: “Seek ye first the kingdom (Kin-dom, as we are all kin) of God and its righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you; Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you-Allelu-Allelulia.” But…the truth is…for as many folks who have asked for help here in New Orleans, there are at least five more (here and elsewhere around the globe) that desperately NEED help…and it seems to be somewhat slow in coming? This trip faithfully reminds me, every single day, that care, compassion and empathy happen one moment at a time, one day at a time, one house at a time, one person at a time and one shovelful of dirt at a time. Allelu=Allelulia. respectfully and humbly submitted-The Rev. Karen Maleri