I am part of a whatsapp group for my cul-de-sac and nearly each day somebody on the group will say that they are going shopping, and ask if anybody needs anything – the most frequently requested is strong flour!
It’s not something that my husband and I can really offer, because we don’t have a car so can only really carry our own shopping.
But this is OK?…
In 1 Peter 4:9-10 it says that we should not whinge about being hospitable, but also that we each have our own gifts that we can use to serve others.
We may not be able to do additional shopping for others, but we can do other things.
Each of us is unique, there is no one exactly like us, personally I think that is extraordinary. Because we are unique no one can serve others in the same way as us.
Within Christianity, and many other religions it is believed that we serve God through serving other people. It’s not about going to a building, or doing certain things, it is about using what we have been given by God.
As you go in to this week, another week of isolation, think about how you can serve those you are in contact with, and maybe even those you are not. How will those actions impact the community?