Angels of Compassion
Two thousand years later, every Sunday we are commanded to go out and love our neighbor as ourselves, the “Golden Rule”. As Christians, this is woven through the very fabric of our life. So what do we do?
To begin with, we note that the operative word is “out” and so we look beyond our walls. Secondly, we may pray about it. What is in our hearts to do... what is it that we are passionate about? If you wrap these two notions together, you have defined the underlying principles of the “Angels of Compassion” program, AOC for short.
1) In an area of personal interest, define one or more activities outside the church that you are moved to do... acts of compassion. In several paragraphs, you define the plan and submit to the priests for approval..
2) You commit to spending (on average) a minimum of one hour per week toward your act of compassion, your personal ministry.
3) You choose a fellow “angel” and share your ministry. Thus, you become each other’s support group.
Once approved, you will be formally commissioned in church before God and your church family to become an “Angel of Compassion”
While the mechanics of funding such a program are being worked on (some acts may involve money), the important thing is to search your heart whether this form of personal outreach ministry makes sense for you and try to frame it words.
For more information please contact either George Gorbatenko or Tom Miller.