Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sis. Hall and I pray that this website will be a blessing to you. As pastor of the Loving Peace Missionary Baptist Church, I am a firm believer in letting God have His way in our lives. When we do this, we are able to show others the God in us. Let me show you what I'm talking about. Have you noticed that the busier you get the less you seem to show kindness to others? That’s because kindness is “the fruit of the Spirit,” not a product of the flesh. Kindness doesn’t happen in a vacuum, or as the result of a good Sunday morning sermon. You have to practice it. You have to do what Peter says: “Make every effort to show kindness.” Before William McKinley became President of the United States he was riding to his congressional office one morning on a train. A sick woman got on and unable to find a seat, clutched an overhead strap next to one of McKinley’s political colleagues.
Unfortunately, this colleague hid behind his newspaper to avoid offering her his seat. Immediately McKinley rose, gave her his seat and took her place in the aisle. Years later when he was President, this same colleague was recommended for the position of ambassador, but McKinley refused. He said, “If his kindness is of the quality he showed that morning on the train, I fear what he might do representing us in a foreign land.” The disappointed congressman never did learn why McKinley chose someone else for the job. What good are tireless efforts fueled by personal ambition or a desire to serve that’s rooted in a need to control? Face it; without kindness what good are all our titles, traditions, testimonies and theology? If you don’t know the answer, here it is: “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so I could remove mountains, and not have charity, I am nothing.” So today, make up your mind to practice kindness! Just as Christ loves us, we must learn to love one another. Let God work in your life. Come join us on Sunday morning and let us have a hallelujah good time in the name of the Lord.
McClinton Hall, Pastor
Loving Peace Missionary Church