Last week, I saw a post on Gospel Coalition about the certainties in the midst of uncertainties. It says "Between a pandemic, riots, Supreme Court vacancies, economic and political uncertainty and all manner of cultural upheaval, this autumn has been and will continue to be one of the scariest, most stressful seasons in recent memory. But it's still autumn". The annual cycle of seasons is reassuringly predictable, leaves still change its' colours and the pumpkin patch still grows pumpkins for you to carve today. These certainties bring so much comfort and has been illuminating in my mind till today.
The news about the second national lockdown will be very unsettling for many but we can choose to be grateful for the certainties that we often take for granted and make conscious effort to adapt and play our part as best as we could to persevere through this challenging time.
Since the first lockdown in March, I have scrapped much of the profit making elements of the business and will continue to offer the following in foreseeable future, lockdown or not...
- No delivery charges within Woking.
- No minimum order.
- Pay-as-you-feel mealboxes so that anyone in any economic situation are able to purchase meals.
- Pay-it-forward to sponsor meals for people in food insecurity where needs are increasing.
- Supporting and collaborating with other charities by providing hot meals.
I have to admit that my passion for social mission is first, food second. So when you buy from the business, you are actually helping to address some hunger issues within your local community. Be hopeful, obedience and cooperation with the authority is key so that we can turn the tide together.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength - Philippians 4:11-13