Today's Active Devotion: Do a Family Service Project.
"Faith without works is dead." James 2:20
At one point I felt my children had lost sight of how blessed they were. In keeping with this week's Gospel reading, it was if they had become blind to it and needed to see. I piled them in the van and took them to a poor area of town. They saw poverty,much to their disgust, they even witnessed someone eating out of a trash can. Their eyes were begining to open. Following that, our family volunteered at a food bank . It was not enough to let them see the problem, our family felt called to be part of the solution. We have friends who do mission work all around the world and they are the least selfish, most frugal and most appreciative family we know. Service to others is a good remedy for selfishness.