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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Overlooked, Despised, Rejected, Hated, Persecuted, Crucified and that’s on a Good Day!

Today, a Facebook friend profoundly has reflected and laments . . . “It's no shock to learn that someone many overlook could be so compassionate. My son Alex is often overlooked by many and has so few friends. Yet, he is the kindest, most loving, and down to earth person I know. I wish more people would reach out to these angels on earth!”

It's very common to this very day - the compassionate, pure and humble ones are often overlooked at home and at work.  That is the exact story of Cain and Abel, the life of Joseph in the Old Testament, David the shepherd boy, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, etc. - all of them rejected and overlooked and all of them prefigured the compassion, purity and kindness of the Christ who was also not to be loved and adored but abandoned, despised, rejected, tortured and crucified by all for his pure affection.

In the true story, the book "Prayers for Bobby" (photo) a mom repents because of her aggression and judgment of a model, helpful, kind and loving son who ultimately commits suicide because of her and the dad’s hostility toward his gay identity.  She later discovers after he appears to forgive her from the afterlife in the family's kitchen one day, that he was exactly what the Bible describes as “pure of heart – for they shall see God”.  Unfortunately, these types of individuals usually get judged and ultimately crucified.

St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 1:27, “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God has chosen the weak to shame the strong.”

Please join the Servants of the Father of Mercy team today by calling (310) 595-4175 and plan a time for yourself, family and friends to join with us to go out and deliver water, food, clothing, shoes, rosaries and more to the 70,000 + poor homeless who are misjudged, despised, rejected, lost and forgotten in the So Cal region.

 "We’re the new American missionaries bringing our homeless home."

1. Sunday, August 2, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

 2. Sunday, August 9, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

 3. Sunday, August 16, all the Masses, St. Genevieve, Panorama City, Bros. Joseph and Menchaca speak at all the services.

 4. Sunday, August 23, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

 5. Wednesday/Thursday, August 26/27, 5:30pm make one quart pastry gift bags with Noah's Bagels for the homeless.

 6. Friday, August 28, 9:30am make lunch snack bags for the homeless.

 7. Friday, August 29, 6pm - 9pm 8th Anniversary Celebration Picnic, Movie, Youth & Family Night. (Ventura)

 8. Saturday, August 29, 8:30am deliver supplies to the homeless in Ventura, meet at Servants of the Father of Mercy.

 9. Saturday, August 29, 11am deliver to the homeless in Los Angeles, meet at St. Peter's Church, Chinatown.

To donate funding for our ministry, men's clothing, food, water and supplies or to join our volunteer team call Servants of the Father of Mercy (310) 595-4175.

God bless you!

The Servants of the Father of Mercy is a private association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a California corporation, IRS 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit, EIN 26 - 3855133 and listed in the Official Catholic Directory. For more information, they may be reached by mail at 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 or by email at Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward." Mark 9:41

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