Jan Kirk Wright, president of People Helping People, was in the presence of Columbia, TN, Mayor Dean Dickey and Maury County Mayor Jim Bailey this week according to the local online news article. (See link below) A day has been declared for the non-profit organization that is helping others with updating their homes. The results have influenced the community in such a way that criminal activities are being deterred. Residents have been given hope through the love shared by this organization. The hope has spilled over into a new attitude that does not tolerate harmful behavior from community residents and/or visitors.
Hope is a four letter word and pacts a lot of influence in the daily lives of all people. Hope is what some need to keep on living or try to do a new thing or even care about where they live. One definition from Webster’s dictionary says, “Desire together with the expectation of getting what is wanted.” The Bible says this about hope, “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) May with God’s help and strength, People Helping People will continue show the love of Jesus Christ and encourage hopefulness.
The last part of the above mentioned scriptures proclaims, “But the greatest of these is love.” The action of love changes the discouraged and hopeless. Love is shown in not only in what is said but most importantly in what is done. Love is a sought after attitude of the heart. One could help in restoring a home to better use with a cold and calculating demeanor. This would only prove to distance the action from the purpose of restoring hope.
What is the challenge? It is to do all that one does in the attitude of love toward another. Love is who God is expressed in His Son, Jesus Christ! Is love your attitude?
Please see the link to the article on People Helping People: