It’s not every day you get to be in the presence of such a spiritual giant as C.S. Lewis! This week we took some of the men to see an 80 minute live theatrical performance called “The Most Reluctant Convert.” Max McLean gave a remarkable performance as C.S. Lewis using his autobiography and other writings to portray his personal journey to faith. It was a memorable event for the men to attend live theatre and to hear the inspirational story of one of our most quoted theologians in recent times.
This Saturday morning we took a team of men to serve with the Compton Initiative. All told, over 1500 volunteers painted 30 homes in the city of Compton. 29 of those volunteers were men from URM who volunteered to paint senior citizen’s homes in Compton. It’s important for the men to be givers and not always receivers of other’s generosity. Deed and Truth sponsors our men to attend this event four times a year. Afterward we will take them to In-N-Out for lunch then head back to the mission with, not only their physical appetites satisfied, but also an inner satisfaction that comes naturally when we serve others. Serving others and contributing to our community are important elements for recovery and productive living.