Caring Is Real

How do you love your neighbor

Feed thy neighbor

Food is a language that hunger understands

Be the catalyst

Be the reason food insecurity is said in the past tense

Plant kindness, water it with hope

Isaiah 58:10 states devote yourselves on behalf of the hungry, satisfy the needs of the oppressed,

then your light will rise in the darkness

Darkness is hidden in the brightness of our compassion

We are light’s companion

We share our light to highlight others   

The joy we carry is contagious 

We made the connection to caring

We reached for an empty hand and filled it

Smiles are freely given, welcomed, like a nonverbal invitation to a moment of peace  

We try to energize potential

We are neighbors feeding neighbors

This thoughtful echo of support is a natural melody

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries was designed for service from the heart

That’s why 35 years later our heart work continues 

Help has no expiration date

The journey to support people cannot be done in one trip

The thread of Christ centered love is sown into the fabric of WFCM

A thread strong enough to weave in determination

This is faith in action and using action to show faith

Thoughts are infused with possibilities

Every decision is made with kindness in the forefront

Limitations are subtracted because this vision is God’s vision  

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is determined to be a living example of resilience

We support those with financial instability

The essence of action lives here

Patience is freely given

We are your caring connection

WFCM connects people to solutions

We see people, not as strangers, but as God’s children

We believe it’s always a good day to make someone else’s day better

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries stands in the gap

Linked to others who know that the greatest gift is showing love through actions

Taking collective steps

Believing in transformations

Watching hope get replenished

Restoring voices once silenced by anguish

At WFCM we know you are not the sum of your mistakes

You are beautiful reflections of God

We see you clearly

We are here to lend a helping hand

Grab our hand

Let Western Fairfax Christian Ministries guide you through these troubled waters

We are your connectors to caring

Take a step toward peace

We will etch out a path to connect you to resources

Just take one step and watch your caring community meet you, greet you and help you

Take that step toward WFCM

Don’t wait

There is no fear in love

God’s love lives here

Hearts inhale joy and truth exhales freely here

The sweet smell of kindness encompasses Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

Come enjoy this refreshing air

Come see what caring looks like up close

 

By Kim B. Miller, Prince William County Poet Laureate 

 

www.kimbmiller.com