Letter to the Editor

What would Jesus do?

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter is a response to a Letter to the Editor written by Andrew Dziedzic  of Berryville and published in the Aug. 24 issue.

Dear Andrew,

I read your article in the paper entitled “Do better Carrol County.” In that article it was explained that a friend reached out to a church to ask for transportation help. They were not asking for a free handout and the results were that they were declined due to they were not members.

Let me say it breaks my heart when I hear stories like this.  This does not represent Jesus Christ and is not Biblical. In the Bible Jesus said that whoever feeds, gives, visits etc. others is actually feeding, giving and visiting Him. That was the litmus test of those who are Christians. Those are humbling words because we all will stand before God one day and give an account for how we spent our lives and treated each other in this world.

Please share with your viewers that those few churches or individuals do not reflect the heart of Jesus Christ as He commanded us to reflect Him nor represents us who long to live our lives to the Glory of Jesus Christ as we reach out to love and serve others.   

We at Alpena First Baptist Church would consider it an honor to serve anyone who would give us that honor to walk along side them in their journey and share together. Whether it is a shared ride. a shared meal, a shared burden. Whatever the case we are here and I am here to serve.  I am broken hearted about your article and I would love to see redemption and healing take shape in Carroll County.  Thank you for listening and I look forward to hearing from anyone who would give us the honor to walk with them.

Justin Knight, 
Pastor

First Baptist Church, Alpena