Meet the Needs of Our Community
My personal devotions took me this morning to Mark 14:1-11. In this section we read about an unnamed woman who anoints Jesus’ body with costly perfume. While some looked with disgust at the woman, Jesus said she had done it in preparation for His burial. The devotion then asked the question whether we see ourselves as caring for the Body of Christ – that is, the body of those who call upon Him in faith? This question can also be extended to ask whether we are caring for the “body” of our community. Do we know what our community needs? Are we endeavoring to meet those needs? Are we even interested? We invite you today to pray for our Lord to build within the SBL community of faith 1) the desire to know the needs of our community and 2) work to meet those needs with Christ’s love.