While reading Joseph Dutko’s Pastor’s Point column (The NEWS, June 18), many occasions rushed back to mind about when we as a family needed help when our situation was “ordinary.”
It started around the time of our first Christmas in 1971 in our newly adopted country Canada, and with some intervals of “ordinary” times in the following years. However, when my sweetheart passed away in 1982 we experienced a flood of “ordinary” help.
The following sentence of the pastor is key to understand what Christ’s example should mean to all of us: “So, instead of waiting for something extraordinary to do, ask God how he might use you in the “ordinary” tasks of everyday life.”
We all are acquainted with the SOS and love to shop there. It’s an example of people — volunteers — who fit in this category, selfless people. Even the shoppers who greatly benefit from this extra “ordinary” store contribute to the success of reaching out to those who need our help.
Ordinary help can become extraordinary to the receiver when we exercise the call of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Charity never faileth, indeed, as a family we experienced Christ’s love through “ordinary” help in our times of need.
Ary SalaFanny Bay