Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Whole Story

At a special gathering of donors tonight we were able to tell the whole story of TSA. Often, people don't really know who we are. They might say, "The Salvos do good things for people." That is not the whole story.

Let the world know that we do what we do because of the love of God. Do not tell them out of pride of rightness, but out of our love for God. Let them know how much He cares for every person and how He hopes for a loving relationship with each of us. Do what needs to be done to help a person understand. Call it social work. Call it social justice. Call it love. Tell the whole story.

John 4:25 (MSG)
25 The woman said, "I don't know about that. I do know that the Messiah is coming. When he arrives, we'll get the whole story."


Christopher Hinzman said...

That's a great point - The Salvation Army is huge, too! I'll remember your challenge to tell the whole story. Thank you for sharing!

We are NOTHING outside of what we become when abiding in Christ. You hit the mark saying, "we do what we do because of the love of God." If we ever 'do' for some other end, the difference will be that The Salvation Army will have gone from 'doing the most good' to 'the most - doing no good.'

Anonymous said...

In Ballarat they use the term " Connecting the good works with the good news" to keep everyone focused.