Sunday March 29, 2009 – ” Faceless”

1 Samuel 16:7b… ” Faceless”
To: frank orzio

Goooooood Morning!..Grab that cup o’ Joe ‘n’ let’s go!…
Again…anyone who does not want to be part of the ”Warrior’s Ministry”..just drop me an e-mail,…no harm done…”Preacher”..
Today’s Sermon, might and then it might not hit home,…The Veteran’s of the Street,…
The Street People,..”The Faceless”…There are ‘Thousand’s’ of our American Veteran’s and some with Families , living on the street’s or in a park, or in their car!…
Why are they called the ”Faceless?”…No one wants to see them, …They are ”Invisible” to us as people,..to look at the ‘pain’ in their eye’s,..what if they asked for help and put their hand out?…We would have to answer them,…it is better to”turn your back” or look away then to have to ”give”, am I right!…But…
We call ourselve’s Christians…
1 Samuel..16:7..”The Lord does not look at the thing’s man look’s at,…
Man look’s at the outward appearance,The Lord look’s at the Heart”…
Proverb’s 15:23 say’s..”A man has joy by the answer of his mouth,and a word spoken in due season,..how good it is!”
Now, I’m not saying that we do turn away,… some of us want to help, some of us do!
But the ”Fear Factor” or embarassment to be seen giving Charity to our fellow
Veteran’s,..people just like us, who ”did not” Hesitate when it was time for them to give part of their life for their Country,..have now fallen on hard time’s…Pride, what ever is left, will not let them ask for help,..but it is easier to ”Beg” so they do not have to be ”Humiliated” and be told to ..”Get a Job,..you bum!”..
They hide behind a ”Mask”..They become ”Faceless”…What to do?..Do not pass judgement,..just dig in, give what you can,,..it doesn’t matter what they do with the money you give them,..don’t tell them,..”Don’t spend it on beer or cigarette’s”..Bless them with a ”You take care and be safe,..this is all I can give you” walk on, GOD,..
HE will take care of them and ”Bless” you!
YA,..I know, Im’a rambling on again,..maybe this Sermon is turning into a ”Lecture!”
Well, better to hear it from me, then at the end of your ”Shift”…( Life)…
You might see Jesus, who looked alot like the guy you turned your back on,..in the street! Any way,..it was just a thought..Coffee is getting cold, so…I’ll leave you with this little note..”Joy come’s from the Lord, who live’s in us!”
Hey!..Hold on to your ”seat belt!”…a little Shout out to the 1/7 Marine’s,..and to a
New Marine, who is on his way over the pond,…”George Plimpton”…Yup,..He’s the
Grandson of that good ol’ George Plimpton,..actor,..writer,..man who faked every sport but was good!..Young George is headed for that ”Desert Duty”..We do wish him
a safe tour, all of them!
Till next week, Sherrie n I pray ‘fer’ you all, may the Lord hold all of you close to His Heart!…Give Jesus a little ”Shout-out” He will Bless you for it!
Pastor / Chaplin Frank the ”Preacher”