Coming together at Thanksgiving to help those in need in our communities is a chance for us to be obedient to who he calls us to be: A community that serves others. It’s about giving the poor and vulnerable in our communities a chance to build relationships around their own Thanksgiving table and reminding people they aren’t alone.
Poverty is more than a lack of financial resources. It looks different for different people. It could be brief periods of hard times, chronic poverty, or too little income to meet daily expenses. And when people lack strong relationships or community, it’s even worse, putting children at even greater risk.
Take a minute to consider Thanksgiving from their perspective. Talk to your community of family, friends, or small groups about financial, relational, and spiritual poverty.
Here are three questions to get you started: