“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Cor. 13:1-2
Charity towards others, particularly the ill and indigent, has always been the heart of the Christian Church. In Jesus’ description of the sheep and goats (Mt. 35) and his parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10), he lays out the unprecedented, boundless demands of love to neighbor.
Despite busy schedules, we would like to encourage as many as possible to volunteer themselves in any of the numerous programs, clinics, and homes for the poor around Dallas. Some are listed below.
Past events have included:
-PB&J for the Homeless: Students meet to prepare sandwich dinners, and them deliver them to area homeless
-Harvey’s Kids: Help with special needs kids at a church in Carrollton
-Health Screening for Women: At Mother Teresa’s Home (Guadalupe Home for Expectant Mothers)
-Habitat for Humanity: Assisting the nationally-recognized home development organization
We also encourage students to volunteer internationally, e.g. in the Diocesan Medical Mission Trip to Honduras or SCF Medical Mission Trip during Spring Break.
For more information, contact the Basil leaders at basilsociety+leaders_at_groupspaces.com.