God With ElvisA good friend of mine told me how she and some other ladies were ministering to another woman who had recently lost her daughter in death. The daughter was an Elvis fan and the mother was working on an "Elvis quilt" for the daughter. These ladies decided that they could minister to this mother by finishing the quilt. Hopefully I will soon have a picture of the quilt to display here.
Elvis quilt photo will go here.
This act of love reminds me of another one I heard about years ago. My pastor told about when he had just started out in the ministry in West Texas, a young family came to him and asked him to pray for their pet pony. The pony was ill and the children were very distraught about the prospect of loosing their pet. The pastor wasn't quite sure of the doctrinal correctness of praying for a sick pony, but he didn't know how to turn them down and so they prayed for the sick pony in church that Sunday.
The pony did eventually die, but the family continued to come to the church and eventually the entire family came to know Christ.
This is just a wonderful example of how sometimes we need to put aside our preconceived notions of propriety and what our religion would have us to do in order to minister to other people. We need to focus on their needs more than our "religious needs."