Challenged to make a difference
By Steve Nailor
We have all lost things of importance.
It could be the loss of a loved one, a job, or support from others.
Victims of the fires in California and hurricanes in the South and East have lost all of these things at the same time. They have lost all of their material processions, neighbors, friends, and family members. The trauma of floods and fire will impact their lives forever.
Sure, insurance will cover some of the loss, but it won’t cover everything. How will these victims begin to rebuild their lives?
That’s where we and the Holy Spirit come in. We are a connected church. As United Methodist Men we can step up and help our brothers and sisters.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment and the second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 22: 37- 39
If we as Christian Men believe the commandment to “love thy neighbor,” then we are called by God to make a difference in the lives of the victims of these tragic fires and floods.
These families are beloved children of God and we are called to help in any way possible.
I know your UM Men organization will want to help. One way would be to financially support the UM Committee on Relief Current Disaster Response here.
If your group provides funds for disaster relief or finds other ways to respond, please let me know.
Let’s tell others how UM Men are responding.
Steve Nailor, president
National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men