Monthly Archives: November 2013
We are approaching a time of the year when we are motivated as a nation to “give thanks.” Giving thanks is different according to where you are from, but in the U.S. culture, we tend to get together with friends and family, make way more food than we need (which I believe is actually a symbol of living in a land of plenty), and enjoying fellowship. It is also during this time that many want to reach out to those who may not have immediate family remaining or don’t have plenty. Some may not even have a meal at all.
I am calling on U.S. Baking Bloggers (if you’re outside the U.S. feel free to join us) to join me in baking through the remainder of this year “for the least of these.” (If you’re business is outside of the baking field, you can still join us by committing to give to a cause of your choice). Beginning now through the end of the year, a portion of the proceeds from items I bake will be given to a ministry that serves “the least of these.” Will you join me in creating your own plan for contributing to this cause (share with us who your cause will reach), and let’s join together to touch the life of those in need? Show your support by leaving a comment for this post. Link back a blog post sharing with your followers what you’re doing, and challenge them to do a smaller version for someone in their community.
In most faiths, there is generally a call to reach out to those who have very little. I’ll share with you what the scripture says about giving in the Holy Bible for Christians (please feel free to share scripture supporting giving those who have little or nothing from your faith in the comments–Please reference the book, so we’ll learn where the quote comes from.)
According to the Bible, Jesus (referenced as “the King”) will tell His followers:
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ New International Version Matthew 25:31-46
So what will your baking benefit look like? I am planning to have a multi-pronged approach. By order, intentional bake sale, and mobile bake sale. I am going to challenge my community to really “show out” for this effort. I will be blogging along the way to keep you posted and would love link backs to your articles updating your followers.
As one, I can touch a few. Together, we can touch many!
Join me! Be sure to leave your desire to join the cause below.