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A House Filled With Love

A House Filled With Love
Tamam Tracy Moncur - Fri Oct 07, 2016 @ 08:56PM
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October 4th 

Regular soup kitchen day… Pastor cooking away… a little bit of this and a little bit of that thrown together equals tantalizing odors... and a house filled with love.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The sun is shining…not a cloud in the sky. The temperature is in the 70’s somewhat on the warmish side for a fall day. Traffic is getting heavy on Central Ave. People are moving about with purpose. Kindness comes into the House of Love Soup Kitchen with study bibles followed by Consistency. Hunger and anger cross the threshold as well and take a seat. Friendly pleasantries are exchanged. God has been good to me…celebrated my 83rd birthday. We got a new counselor in group and she told us not to let the world judge us because of our mental disabilities but to know that we are somebody in spite of labels. Trying to find a job ain’t no joke. Just thankful for life health and strength.

Consistency reads the bible. Words of scripture resonate around the table…anger digests the concept of forgiveness. How many times must I forgive? “Not seven but seventy times seven”. Forgiveness lightens the load...my X left me with three kids and no way to support myself…forgiveness keeps the heart from exploding into fragments of depression…family kicked me out…got no job…got no money...got nowhere to stay…forgiveness does not allow for stagnation…just got out of prison…no one want to rent to me… struggling…got to get moving…forgiveness releases the spirit from the muck and mire of a warped existence…hope does not translate into inactivity but soars on the wings of doves.

Homeless…begging on street corners…families evicted. 13.5% of the people in this country live in poverty. Got to go to the pantry…stop by the soup kitchen…sorry…there’s scarcity of food in the house. 17% of impoverished households have children. Refrigerators empty…cupboards bare. 30%of children in a household headed by a woman go hungry. Stomachs growling feed me... feed me. In black households 22% of the children are starving. Mommy when are we going to eat?

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