I’m always trying to think of ways to contact and minister to the inner city folk, without hosting Operation This-Time-We’re-Hip-Enough or whatever. What are we, after all, if we can’t help the worst off ones?
It struck me that we might hold events in which Priests bless inner-city children. We could let mothers know that they can bring their children to be blessed at a certain time and place. And women and priests can be there, maybe some fathers since most of these kids don’t have any. And the children could sit on the priest’s lap and he could put his hands on their heads and pray for them like Jesus did. And we could serve them lunch like Jesus did, and the priests could teach them like Jesus did. If the place was beautiful and the ministrations lovely and genuine, I don’t see why there shouldn’t be some seed falling on some good ground. And maybe it would provide pro-life contacts: meaning, such ministration could help spread the pious attitude toward life and family and children, plus if girls and women get to know some people they trust, maybe they will turn to the church instead of getting an abortion.
What does everyone think?