December 10, 2018

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Advent Act of Kindness

Give Blood/Donate funds to Canadian Blood
Services . 

Now I know you are thinking, “you can carry these acts of kindness too far Kevin!” This Advent Act of Kindness really is an opportunity to give life itself. Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who needs it. There is a constant need. “You
can do something today to ensure that someone else is waking up healthy tomorrow.” Some people cannot donate blood. If you cannot, consider a financial gift to Canadian Blood Services. You can learn more at http://www.blood.ca
If you are in London there is a Blood Donor Clinic at Oakridge Presbyterian Church today. I will be donating blood for the first time in 30 years today. It is one small act of kindness that I can do that will have a great impact on another. Where ever you are, there will be a place to donate. Search it out…. 

Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 – Common English Bible (CEB)

Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and
all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many. We were
all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or
free, and we all were given one Spirit to drink. Certainly the body isn’t one
part but many. If the foot says, “I’m not part of the body because I’m not a
hand,” does that mean it’s not part of the body? If the ear says, “I’m not part
of the body because I’m not an eye,” does that mean it’s not part of the
body? If the whole body were an eye, what would happen to the hearing?
And if the whole body were an ear, what would happen to the sense of smell?
But as it is, God has placed each one of the parts in the body just like he
wanted. If all were one and the same body part, what would happen to the
body? But as it is, there are many parts but one body. So the eye can’t say
to the hand, “I don’t need you,” or in turn, the head can’t say to the feet, “I
don’t need you.” Instead, the parts of the body that people think are the
weakest are the most necessary. The parts of the body that we think are less
honorable are the ones we honor the most. The private parts of our body that
aren’t presentable are the ones that are given the most dignity. The parts of
our body that are presentable don’t need this. But God has put the body
together, giving greater honor to the part with less honor so that there won’t
be division in the body and so the parts might have mutual concern for each
other.