In this series, we are exploring our CHRIST-centred, OTHERS-focused faith. We now come to R—responsibility. We are called to faithfully use all we are for God’s glory. Major Deana Zelinsky reflects on how responsibility encompasses stewardship, discernment and decision-making, relation to authority, and our response to God’s call.
Edmonton photographer gives back to Salvation Army shelter.
By Kimberly McIntyreFaith & Friends
Dickson Obasuyi Dickson found himself in Edmonton with $80 and no place to go . Thankfully, The Salvation Army’s Edmonton Centre of Hope provide him with shelter and a fresh start. As life went on, he often passed by the building and reflected on how thankful his heart continued to be, thinking: “How can I say thank you back to this place?”
Like my mother and her plants, I need to start looking past the exterior to the heart of a person.
By Joyce Starr MaciasFaith & Friends
After an embarrassing incident with her mother, it occurred to Joyce Starr Macias that there was a similarity between my initial attitude toward the plants and the way we often treat people. By valuing each person as a unique creation of God, she now sees the beautiful blossoms of new friendships developing. "I’m expecting those blooms will keep flourishing even for people like me who weren’t born with a green thumb!" she says.