We had our Spaghetti Feed this year. This annual event is so much fun. The food is delicious. A big crowd comes to the church. We decorate.
At the same time, this event is exhausting and overwhelming. All Saints’ is a relatively small parish of 30 active parishioners trying to feed almost 300 people. We must be out of our minds!
So much work goes into this event. Someone must contact the chefs. Another must pick up more napkins. Someone else has to bake and cut cakes. How will this all get done?
As the event ended, a group of Cub/Boy Scouts that meet at the church helped clean off the tables, another group took down tables and chairs, someone else mopped. I watched this happen and I was amazed.
We pulled off this event with help. We could not do it on our own. I cannot do it on my own. Lent makes us recognize that we cannot do life on our own. We must ask for help.
We will, with God’s help. That help may come in the form of a Cub Scout or smiling face or kind offer of to-go containers from the hospital administrator. We do not do it on our own and we need to recognize that. We will, with God’s help.