sometimes youth ministry is the greatest ministry on the face of the planet. other times, it is still the greatest ministry but it simply doesn’t feel like it. august 8th we advertised “crud wars” in the church bulletin asking for donations of “rotten” food that would then be thrown at people. it’s an annual event that i stole from “edge youth” in katy, texas (i would assume they stole it from someone else). anyways, one of the people at the worship service who saw the advertisement decided to send me their “two cents worth”. they placed the following note in the church offering plate:
with so many starving people in our state, you find time to have a food fight. now that’s religion.”
of course, it was not signed. ARGH!
sometimes no matter what you do someone is not going to be unhappy. if this person had actually looked at the food we were throwing he/she would have known instantly that we weren’t stealing any edible food from a starving person. it was all rotten, wasted food that was brought by the kids. nope! it’s just simply easier and safer for her/him to criticize. i hope who ever it is feels holy.
of course, this person never saw the 115 kids who showed up for worship that night. i guess he/she missed the five teens i was able to baptized that sunday. they were probably too distracted by the announcement in the bulletin describing the possibility of food being wasted. or maybe he/she was disturbed they’re plans for feeding the homeless within baton rouge. i’m sure they spend all their free time working for the needy and giving away they’re own food. since, this person is so concerned about the needy i should invited him/her to our next inner city mission trip.
it’s real easy for people to leave anonymous remarks rather than actually making a difference.