May 17, 2022

Sharing Our Grain, Grapes, and Ourselves

May 17, 2022


Leviticus 19:9-10 (CEB)
Widows, strangers, and the poor were allowed into fields three times daily to gather the grapes and bundles of grain that farmers had dropped, ample opportunities to fill their empty baskets. Why is this important to us today? Do we have a responsibility make sure people in need or facing hunger in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, cities, even churches, have fields where baskets of grain and grapes are always available to put on their tables and feed their families? Our own “harvest” isn’t really entirely ours, in God’s eyes. God has blessed us so abundantly; we best make sure we are blessing others!  


What can you do this week to share yourselves and your blessings? Ask each other how it feels when you’ve shared something extra special with a friend. How different would it feel to share with a stranger? You won’t know until you do. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dear loving Father who provides our every need, thank you for the opportunities to take the next steps to show your love to others. In your holy name. Amen.