This is a portion of the “think” section of the d365 Devotion for February 24, 2015, by Stephen Mazingo:
Those who have suffered know how to treat others who are suffering. Perhaps this is why our faith is tied to suffering. When we know what it means to be hungry, we are more likely to feed those who are hungry. And if we know what it means to believe in the midst of that hunger, we also know how to share the love of God.Reading that reminded me of the training I took for the program called Family Promise I wrote about in Day #397. In order to volunteer in the program, training is mandatory. As we gathered for the class, the director asked us to share our name, church, and why we wanted to volunteer for Family Promise. One person said they were almost homeless once, and wanted to help in this way.
When we have walked the walk, we desire to do more than just talk the talk, don’t we?!