Positive Post of the Day: Praise God and Pass the Oil Pan
WFAA-TV reports that a North Texas Church has found a new way to save souls for Jesus: free car repairs.
The Cross Timbers church in Argyle was turned into mechanic’s alley on Saturday, powered by volunteers and a strong faith in helping people in need. “I love them with all my heart. Jesus Christ sent me a sweet bunch of guys,” said driver, Judy Phillips. With her 15-year-old truck barely running, Phillips came to the church for help, knowing her truck needed pricey repairs to pass an upcoming inspection. “If it wasn’t for these people here, I couldn’t do it,” she said. The church offered free car repairs to people down on their luck. “I would just have to ride it out until God knows what would have happened,” said Cindy Garcia, another driver.
+1 to North Timbers Church in Argyle, Texas.
This is what I thought Christianity was about -- kindness, and helping the less fortunate. But my view of Christianity has been corrected by the way some Christians in my family react to a gay family member, by the creationism "debate", and generally the intersection of religion and politics both in my family and in our country at large... I mean, Conservapedia (http://www.conservapedia.com/) isn't a joke to the people who run it.... :-( A church putting together an effort to help those who need it -- I respect that! :-) Just so long as there aren't any asterisks on their "all are welcome" sign, anyway... Cars are a necessity for most people, so it strikes me as charity that matters -- plus such an event would be fun and educational for any car-oriented person who wanted to help out.
I am a "religious" person, but recognize that not all of the good that is done is done only in the name of Christ. That said, much is. People of good will will do good, regardless of their religious persuasion (or lack thereof). People of ill will will read into others motives, regardless of the good done. It is just part of life.