On page 130 Sara talks about the food pantry as church and not a social service program. How does that way of thinking about the food pantry change her thinking? You thinking about it?
Sara discovers that prayer is as much about listening as speaking, and she ends up spending a lot of time listening to the people that come to the pantry. How do you listen for God, to whom to you listen most often?
On page 199 Sara marvels at the fact that most of her pantry volunteers started out as patrons of the pantry. Her spiritual director responds: "'Why not? It feels great to give stuff away. Look what it's done for you.' He added, 'And if you're poor, how often do you get to give?'" What are some ways we could empower people, even though who do not have a whole lot, to give. In what ways do we unintentionally hurt people we serve by trying to do everything for them?
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