Today marks the beginning of Lent, a period of religious observance held by many Christian faiths in preparation for Easter. For many, Lent is a season of self-reflection, often punctuated by prayer, almsgiving and fasting. No matter your religious affiliation or spiritual beliefs, though, we can all benefit from charity through almsgiving and fasting. Almsgiving, or giving to others as an act of virtue, sets us free from greed and helps us to regard our neighbor as our brother and sister. When we give alms, we share in God’s providential care for each of his children. Fasting allows us to better understand what those without food readily available endure and hopefully compels us to come to their aid.
Georgetown Ministry Center has long relied on the generosity of our community to support our mission to end homelessness, one person at a time; indeed, our organization was founded 30 years ago by a group of multi-faith congregations, united by a common desire to care for our neighbors in need! We encourage everyone to seize the opportunity today to pause and inwardly reflect; how can you make a difference for our neighbors in need?