Presbyterian World Service and Development Sunday


Today Rev. Ian Fraser gave a lunch and learn in which he gave an overview of the work of Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D).  I must confess that I knew very little about the work of this organization before attending the lunch and learn.  I was fascinated to hear about their work in the world and the impact they have on people's lives in different parts of the globe.  It is humbling to hear of those who lack the things that I often take for granted: food, clean water, proper shelter, physical safety, basic human rights.  I cannot even imagine what that must be like.  It filled me with a sense of gratitude for what I have and a stronger awareness that my neighbours are not just those in my own neighbourhood, so to speak, but all those in this, God's world, which we all share.  The work of the PWS&D is a wonderful example of what God's light in the world looks like and put me in mind of the following quote:

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” - Teresa of Ávila

Melanie A.