The late Presbyterian minister and children's television show host, Fred Rogers, is commonly cited in times of tragedy with his reminiscing quote stating, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping'." As the news feeds have recently bounced around between tragedy with hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, and once again mass shootings, our country has seen their fair share of "scary things in the news." And with a sole focus on the natural and man-made disasters, there is not much room for hope or restoration. Yet, amidst the rubble, the flooding, the carnage and devastation,
People. Are. Helping. Whether it's rescuing strangers in kayaks, providing shelter for those in the path of destruction, shielding loved ones from bullets, rushing the wounded to hospitals, donating blood, millions of dollars, or monies from a lemonade stand,
People. Are. Helping. Let's not lose hope; let's not lose sight. It's okay to grieve and be devastated, to be outraged and confused; just don't give up. Be the helper whom others can find.
We all have time when we experience confusion and unrest. Church of the Covenant's sanctuary is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm where peace and refuge can be found.
"Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it."
~ Hebrews 13:2