Salvation ArmyAudio / Produced by The High Calling
The man who headed New York's Salvation Army during its time of selfless service at Ground Zero began life predictably. Predictably bad. Joe Noland's alcoholic father lived at the bar. His mother worked extra jobs. Joe was alone. But Joe's grim prospects changed—when a man invited him to Sunday School.
Sunday School! Isn't that pabulum for kiddies? Talk to Joe. He'll tell you it was hard-edged rescue work. And his leadership and impact are testament to the power of attention and love.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Joe now leads a national movement called HopeShare to rescue more kids. And it's working. Never forget the thin line between problem and opportunity—in the high calling of our daily work.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.