So, I've been reading about the concert by The Dill Pickers to benefit Interfaith Ministries and I wonder why I don't already know these folks. My favorite diversions are bluegrass and musical theater, and my most troublesome obstacle as a Christian is exactly how to implement Jesus' words recorded in Matthew 25 regarding our treatment of "the least of these" among us. The Dill Pickers have somehow managed to consolidate all these things with a healthy dose of fun thrown in to boot. I can't wait to see them perform tomorrow at The Bridge behind Anniston First United Methodist Church at 2:00.
I learned that Interfaith Ministries was formed by Rev. Lawrence Dill and his wife, Flo, and some friends from various churches sitting around a dining room table in 1975. Ministry to the poor, sick, and needy seems like such an overwhelmingly impossible problem. Even Jesus said that the poor would be with us always. And then you hear that someone
just sat down and did something
and the result was over 100 churches and multiple ministries that do everything from deliver food and help pay for medications to sponsoring community wide worship services that welcome all regardless of faith tradition or anything else that defines them. I want to be like these people!