This is the first time that I have blogged. I'm not certain of the etiquette but as we say often at Pine Grove - "no rules". I was in the grocery store on my way home from the church. By habit, I took a cart and then realized that I only needed milk. I put the cart back and took a basket to which a person standing nearby said, "You won't even need that. There is nothing left". I said, "I see lots of food". I looked around the grocery store and saw an abundant supply of food. Ok, some of the shelves were empty. There was not much fresh meat but there were lots of hotdogs and ham. I needed ketchup but there was no Heinz so I bought the store brand. There was no 1% milk; I bought 2%. I have everything I need and more.
Selfishness and greed can be the order of the day. Let's not make it the order of our day. Let's be thankful for everything that we receive or don't receive. Let's shine into the dark places. I get the feeling that this pandemic may bring out the worst in many whose goal is to survive in comfort. My goal is to survive. It is a time for saying "thank you" to places like stores that are remaining open and to their employees who are putting themselves at risk. Thank everyone you can to promote and encourage generosity. Pine Grove, let your light shine before all people that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven (Matthew 5:16)