A photo of a cross in a field.
A cross in a field. Photo courtesy of Flickr

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What is “faithful?” Well, one definition is “to be loyal, constant, and steadfast.” The Bible talks about faithful in the Book of 1 John 1:9, where it says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

The Bible talks about faithful once again in the book of 1 Timothy 1:15, where it says, “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” 

Service to the Lord is absolute faithfulness, wherever life places you! And all evil around us is no match for the God that is within us! 

To combat homelessness on a national and international level, we must use hospitality to destroy hostility. Amen! 

Did you know that there is no pain or sorrow or suffering or sickness or school dropouts or unemployment or homelessness on Earth that Heaven cannot heal? 

“What is Heaven?” you might ask. Heaven is love, peace, loveliness and happiness. It is a paradise of your wildest dream, it is where Jesus is at the right-hand side of God the Father in Heaven. But the truly amazing thing about this is that Jesus is right here, right now — descending and ascending from Heaven to Earth, to free us of these homeless problems, struggles, and sin. Amen! 

It is truly a blessing when we can give cheerfully to those in need. As it is to receive a gift from those who may have more than they need. Amen! 

Faithfulness is like a rare and precious gem. It is difficult to find a real such gem, though these are many who will offer their virtues as a substitute. The Bible talks about faith and it says in the book of 2 Corinthians 5:7, which says “For we walk by faith and not by sight.” 

In the Bible, the book of Hebrews II:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” One more time, the Bible talks about faith in the book of Hebrews 11:6, and it says “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” 

God is not impressed with those who boast of themselves and their qualification or those who belittle others. Actions speak louder than words and it is better to let one’s words speak for themselves. 

This is most clear in the book James 2:18, which says “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” 

When we help each other, that is our work. That is what God will see. 

The rare quality of faithfulness — firm and reliable commitment to one’s conviction and responsibilities in accordance with God’s word — is proved in practice rather than proclamation. 

It is quality not quantity of service that God measures. Faithfulness is not fruitfulness. On a national and international level, no matter the color of our skin or our religious beliefs, let us be faithful to one another. And bring homelessness to an end for good. AMEN!