Friday, June 26, 2015

Flashback Friday - Martin Wiles

Barriers To Benevolence

Our first year was busy with requests for assistance. Since our driveway connected with the church’s parking lot, it was a dead giveaway I was the pastor.

Things got so bad I stopped answering the front door. But it didn’t work. They went to the back door. We couldn’t even sit in our back yard without people walking around shouting “Is anyone home?” I started classifying them by how they looked, what they wore and what type of vehicle they drove. Some we helped; others we didn’t. A few had legitimate needs; many were scamming us. Unknowingly I erected barriers to the church’s benevolence. Read more...

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