We are busy aren’t we? Our lives are full. Our work demands more time than we have or want to give. Yet, something in us calls us to find a way to serve. To help someone in need. But it’s just one more thing…
Lunch is sometimes used for business meetings, or maybe to work out. Or, perhaps your lunch is simply a time for, well, lunch.
Have you ever considered using your lunch time as serving time? I discovered recently that my church in Fayetteville, AR, Central United Methodist Church, serves the hungry every Tuesday and Thursday. I went once during lunch, just to check it out. Now, I can’t quit going. It’s simple. The night before I empty a few things from my closet and throw them in the car. Then, I just show up and encourage.
I am amazed at the relationships God had led me into. Today, I took my 16-year-old son Dylan with me. He met Shariee (see picture), who has at least 60 poems she has composed. Each committed to memory, never written down, and delivered with incredible passion and heart.
Do you have a lunch hour to spare? As marketplace leaders, as believers, we are called to serve the sick and the poor. Give it a try. You will be amazed at the impact it will on your life and your leadership at work!
“There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” Corinthians 12:5-6
P.S. If you know of any marketplace leaders who may have a heart, skills, or resources to help Shariee copyright and publish her poems, please let me know!