We walked about a mile from our Jeep to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church located on N. Rampart Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Inside we were ushered to pews that had room for us to comfortably sit down. A stirring message of grace was delivered by the pastor and gratefully received by the congregation. None of us left the service without assurance that our God and Savior loves each one of us unconditionally. Refreshing.
I knew from reading about the church that the homeless would be served a meal. Many such individuals were scattered among us, perhaps members or maybe regular attenders. It appeared they were known personally by the others. At the close of the service a man sang the words of the old hymn, “Face to Face with Christ My Savior.” We left there inspired and uplifted.