“CLOSED FOR LACK OF INTEREST”

The Food Pantry’s closed down,

Nobody left in town…

Who wants helping–

They do their own thing–

The needy are forced to scrounge!

There is a  SERVE program,*

If someone can…

Volunteer

For groceries there,

On a special discount plan.

Frankly, what could I do,

Who needs a Poet to do…

Local features

That can teach us,

About history and art true?

Left myself in the cold,

Even out of the church fold…

Somewhere ’round here

I could volunteer,

Some service for me to behold!

–Jonathan Caswell

*Project Serve is a program to encourage greater volunteer service in the community.  For a certain minimum number of verifiable hours per week, participants can receive a grocery bag of the basics–fresh vegetables, pasta, cheese and such…and order one of two different meat options at a reduced price.  They recently began offering a vegetarian option as well!

The Wife and I were participants in an earlier program, years ago.  She probably isn’t able (?) to do it this time around—I am less active in the community.

 

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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