|Waiting for a bag of food at GLIDE today|
Technically, it's a little early for this carol. Good King Wenceslas tells the story of a king and his page encountering a poor peasant on the feast of St. Stephen (December 26). But it seems a fitting song, given what is unfolding outside my office window.
Today is GLIDE's Grocery Bag giveaway. Thousands of people are waiting in line to get a bag filled with groceries: turkey, potatoes, bread, vegetables, and lots more. Thousands of volunteers are filling bags, handing them out, and helping folks make their way home. It is an amazing day of generosity.
The carol Good King Wenceslas tells a similar story of generosity:
"Hither, page, and stand by me. If thou know it telling:
"Bring me flesh, and bring me wine. Bring me pine logs hither.
In his master's step he trod, where the snow lay dented.
|Bags ready to be given out|