During the Easter Season, we are reminded of the sacrifice He made and of those who followed in His footsteps so long ago. For them, weakness and doubt became unshakeable faith. They went forward – even unto death – in their roles as disciples, continuing His ministry on earth.
As modern day disciples, our challenge is to transform God’s blessings into a visible sign of His presence in our world today. We are His physical body on earth, and everything we do can be a reflection of His love. Our journey through life is not always easy. Sometimes the road is steep, and there is no way of knowing what waits for us around the next corner. Regardless of the path we take, Jesus is always with us.
When He said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food…” He was speaking across time and space to all of us. At St. Vincent de Paul, we can see His face in every person who waits in line for our daily meal, in the faces of the homeless who come to us for shelter and those who hope that our pharmacy can ease their suffering. When we help someone in need, we are extending His hand to them.
This year, our goal is to serve over 280,000 meals, provide 35,000 guest nights of shelter and fill over $1 million worth of prescription medication. Please consider making a gift to Christ’s ministry to the poor. You can feed the hungry at our Dining Room, provide shelter to the homeless at the Bishop Ott Shelter, or fill prescriptions for the needy at our Community Pharmacy.