God has a deep concern for the hungry and for people who live on the margins. The number of homeless people in our city remains steady, according to the 2014 Homeless Count in the Metro Vancouver Region. We are committed to caring for our neighbours, offering hospitality, nourishment, and friendship.
Many of these individuals experience poor mental and physical health, and have suffered traumas, debilitating injuries, broken homes, and addictions, maybe just the kind of people who Jesus was referring to when he talked about hosting a great banquet in Luke 14.
Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:12-14