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A couple of the boys from the Shepherd Center joined me on a service project down in Kiowa this morning.
Several weeks ago, we posted a series of signs around the county announcing our volunteer force, available to help elderly, shut-ins, handicapped, and widows in the county with maintenance and basic handyman tasks. The calls are rolling in! This morning James, Daniel, Kevin, and myself built a split-rail fence for a couple in Kiowa.
People complain of the lack of community. We have community.
People complain that young men are playing computer games while "Rome" burns. Our young men don't.
People complain that Christians want to jam a few propositions down people's throats, but they have no life to share with others. That's not us.
We search for ways to involve ourselves "in the world," in intensive, impacting ways, without synthesizing. Christianity has become involvement without impact, because there was no separation. "Come out from among them and be separate," is just as important as "You are the light of the world."
They can have their abortion, their birth implosions, their godless education systems, their mind-draining entertainment, their corrupting, family destroying government aid programs (that have utterly ruined the inner city family). We'll do our own schools and call them home discipleship centers. We'll adopt the orphan. We'll reach out in our neighborhoods to provide for the poor without the government dollar. We'll take care of our own widows, instead of tossing them into the euthanizing medical systems provided by the state in the year 2023. We'll separate, and then we'll come back and impact our communities in surprising ways. This is what happened with the Christian influence in the Roman Empire. And this is what will happen here.