As I have mentioned in some previous posts here, I have been dealing with back pain for the past several months. It has been a really difficult journey, but one of the things that I have tried to do is to count my blessings. I have many to count. I have a nice house. I have good friends and a loving family. I have a job where people really care about me. I have decent health care insurance that grants me access to some of the finest medical in the world. To be sure, I have many blessings to count, much for which to be grateful.

There are many who do not have the blessings that I have, and as I count my blessings, I find myself thinking of ways that my blessings could be shared with everyone. How do we provide decent, affordable housing to those who need it? How do we overcome the alienation and isolation of so many in our culture? How do we construct work places where workers are recognized as the most valuable resource? How do we create universal access to quality health care? I count my blessings, but how can I be a part of sharing my blessings with everyone?

–Pastor Don Steele

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