United Way of Laramie County had a social gathering on Tuesday night for board members and invited guests. We held the event at "The Barn" which is on the campus of Cheyenne Hills Church. It is a beautiful venue. I had the pleasure of serving as the keynote speaker for the event because of my role as executive director.
In my remarks, I gave what could be described as a "State of the Organization" speech. Where have we been in the 74 year history of the organization? Where are we now? Where do we hope to be in the near future as well as the long-term future? I entitled my talk "Tradition of Caring," because we are striving to nurture the sacred dignity and value of each human being from conception through natural death. That will always be my commitment while I am leading this organization.
The Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne is an organization that we support with funding. They had their annul Chili Challenge fundraiser this past Friday evening. I try to show up and support our program partners whenever I am able. I left work at the end of the day on Friday and headed over to Little America to join hundreds of other people sampling chili, enjoying beverages, and building community. Of course, we were raising money for Boys and Girls Club in the process.
My favorite chili was from the Village Inn. You hit my taste buds just right. Well done!
My favorite booth was The Beverly Hillbillies, but Gilligan's Island was quite good too.
The Scripture Readings for this weekend give us plenty of food for thought.
Reading One from Jeremiah:
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..."
Reading Two from the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians:
Let's just call it a thorough definition of love.
How well is the prophet welcomed in his own hometown?
Blessings and peace to each of you on this Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.