Friday, April 10, 2009
Vision and Focus
Manna on Main Street's vision is "that everyone might be fed." We focus on that each day. At the same time, we are not blinded to the fact that "feeding" people often goes beyond the realm of providing food.
Individuals who show up at a soup kitchen often have a long list of issues that are affecting them. We take the time to really listen to them and respond to those needs. At times it will lead us down a path of service that we were not envisioning. Paradoxically, those can be the times when we do the most good.
Perhaps in our own lives we can take off the blinders and broaden our vision of how we can help and serve.