A Reflection on Serving at the Loveland Community Kitchen
I try to sleep, but the exhortation, “Woe to the rich” echos in my head. The community kitchen cuts through any confusion I might have had on the topic. I sleep on a spring mattress at night. I have a shower with hot running water in the morning. I enjoy the comfort and cleanliness of a flush toilet in my home. I can heat my home with the flick of a switch. I am firmly in the camp of the rich.
And so I go about my well manicured days, in my struggle to create an abode for Jesus within myself. But, I know without struggle or complexity, that Jesus contains the guests of the soup kitchen within his heart. So, with a desire to be humble, obedient, and open minded, I go. I try to let go of my grasping, my expectations, my need for a reward. I try to be still. And when the day is over, I take off my apron, wash my hands, and drive back to my world. My mind thoughtful, my heart more open. And, I realize that during my afternoon at the soup kitchen, Jesus has drawn near to me, too.
**If you would like more information on volunteering at the Loveland Community Kitchen please contact our Ministry Leader, Katherine K. **