One of the things I love about the Rite I Liturgy is that we hear the words of Matthew 22:37–40 each week: “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
It’s a good weekly reminder, I think.
The pandemic has made it hard to show our neighbors love, but there is a way for each of us to help: participate in this year’s Virtual Crop Walk on October 11. Join St. Peter’s team by signing up today, and giving what you can. Then, if you feel led to DO something, gather your “quarantine pod,” make signs, and walk in your neighborhood, on the greenway, or anywhere you’d like. Be sure to post photos on Facebook and Instagram, and tag St. Peter’s and the Charlotte Crop Hunger Walk. There will also be a program on the Crop Walk Facebook page on the afternoon of October 11 with inspiring messages to remind you why walking and fundraising makes a difference.
Your donations enable the Charlotte Crop Hunger Walk to fight hunger. When the Crop Walk reaches 25% of this year’s goal, Church World Service will immediately send the funds raised to three local organizations: Crisis Assistance Ministry, Loaves & Fishes, and Second Harvest Foodbank. The support Crop Walk provides is vital to the missions of their partners. The remaining funds are used in the U.S. and throughout the world to help to alleviate the suffering caused by natural or manmade disasters.
The most important thing to do this year, when there cannot be an in-person walk, is to register on the St. Peter’s page of the Crop Walk website and donate. Charlotte’s Crop Walk has been the world’s largest in number of walkers and in funds raised for most of the past 40+ years. It is my prayer that we continue that generosity through these difficult times. All it takes is a little bit of love and YOU!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, for help signing up on the website, or to donate.
Thanks for loving your neighbor as yourself.
Lyn Holt, Director of Youth Formation