Bahá'ís Make Donation To Local Food Bank

 

On October 7, 2014 two Windsor Residents made a trip to the Windsor Food Bank to donate items collected by the Windsor Bahai Community. Recently, because of the suggestion of a new member in the community, the Bahai's in Windsor decided to make a donation “bin” available at each of their gatherings. The group will make monthly trips to the Food Bank to bring the items that have been collected each month and is very excited to able to support the Food Bank now on a ongoing basis.

The Windsor Bahá'ís are also exploring other service opportunities with a community of refugees from the Karen Tribe in Southeast Asia that are housed in Hartford. The Bahá'ís have made initial contact with their Buddhist spiritual leader and will continue to strive to build friendships and bridges between the two communities in hopes of understanding how best the Bahá'ís might offer support and assistance.

Grace Cook (pictured below with Nancy Casasan), Windsor’s newest community member recently shared these thoughts about the Bahá'í Faith, Christianity and serving humanity:

In this global electronic and satellite world, our “neighbor” is wider and broader then just our town or our state; our neighbor is now anyone and everyone in need of food or clothing and they may be from Burma or Thailand or Cuba or Croatia. So to be a “good Samaritan we have to help whoever we know to be in need, be it someone from across the street or someone the world.

Bahá'u'lláh was described as not "being interested in titles and honors of this world; His interest lay in defending the poor and protecting the need… He cheers the disconsolate and feeds the hungry, befriends the poor and the stranger."

In the Bible it is said "Then The King (Jesus Christ) will say to those on His right hand 'Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, for I was hungry and you game me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me'. Then the righteous will answer Him saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed you or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick or in prison and come to You? And The King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”

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