There is something amazing that happens when a bunch of people get together to do something solely for the benefit of others. It happens all the time here at Gleanings for the Hungry. People from all over, come here to work, to do a job that benefits the ministry of making soup to be given away. No profit is made, no empire is being built. Just people caring enough to focus on doing work to help others. People come, they work, and then, at the end of the week, go away happier and feel like they were blessed! Amazing! They do all kinds of jobs, cooking, mopping, repairing wooden trays, auto mechanic, quilting oh the list goes on – and yes we make soup! Jesus gave the greatest commandments like this:
Matt 22:37Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’c 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’d 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
So when we obey Jesus’ second command, We get the blessing! Here are some pictures from this week – a look at some of the “other” jobs people do when they come. I hope you enjoy these pictures, they show some of the other things that go on around here too! Everything benefits the production of the food, and the Kingdom of Heaven!