The cities in America are booming with such diversity, ethnicity, and culture. I was in Boston yesterday morning in 2018 at a conference in the midst of a Nor’easter that brought a lot of rain. I went to hear of a ministry that reaches people literally in the streets with God’s love. They reach some of the most unreachable people groups and the dregs of society. The kind of people that even some religious groups couldn’t be bothered with.
Afterward we ate at a diner where the line was out the door in the pouring rain! I saw many walks of life here and they were young and old alike. Some were young professionals. college students, etc. Our cities and our world is constantly changing and has been changing for quite some time. It’s not just the Irish, Italians, and Jewish people anymore in Boston or other large cities!
How do we welcome or be a friend to people, human beings that are different than us? Each of us wants to be accepted by other people just like them. Jesus came to love the whole world not just a select few. I guess this is why some of the religious crowds gave him a difficult time. Some of these groups were set in their ways and they didn’t think like them!
Just because people are different doesn’t mean we can’t get along. Have you ever thought that other people of different race, culture, ethnic groups, religions may think you are weird or strange as well?
I learned to rub shoulders with different people in the city that has helped me to love, accept, and respect people for who they are and not listen to the cookie cutter comments of other voices. Why should I judge them when I don’t really even know them?
If you want to make a difference in your world then get out there and see your world and stop listening to the BS in the media and social media and your life will make a better impact.
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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