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Discovering Jesus in the Least

In “Discovering Jesus in the Least,” you’ll walk alongside veteran outreach worker, Chris Ramsey, as he uncovers the depths of God’s love not only for the “most overlooked and ignored” folks in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood…but also for himself.

Ramsey welcomes the reader into his world through a wide variety of short, poignant observations amassed over 25 years. What he discovers will undoubtedly challenge you to examine your own views regarding the poor and the homeless of our 21st century American society.

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18Jul 2018

Meet “Papa G” of Uptown

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

84 years young!

Here’s our beautiful friend “Papa G” who has lived in Uptown, Chicago since 1956. He tells me he’s lived quite a life. He was blessed with 5 girls and 1 boy. And that in turn added up to some 40 grandchildren!

Papa G tells me that he’s worked many, many jobs through out his life. One of his favorite was working for Baskin-clothing as a tailor for 18 years.

Papa G has been friends with Cornerstone for many years. He just enjoys stopping by and chatting about the latest in neighborhood “gossip” or just being so friendly and “real” with so many of our clients.

One person that he really loves is my wonderful wife, Sandy Ramsey, who just happens to be the CEO of CCO. “She is always trying to help people,” he says. ” She don’t care who you are, she’ll help you. She’s good people.” ( I couldn’t agree more.)

So Papa G gets around with a walker. He says he goes to physical therapy 5 days a week. “If you don’t walk, you’re going to lose it, ” he says.

His admonition to the poor folks struggling to survive in Uptown: “Learn to stick together… and stop envying each other!”

Thanks Papa G for sharing your wisdom… with us all.

Take care, Chris.

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2Jul 2018

A few Muslims serve at CCO during Ramadan

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

Offer a meal to the poor and homeless

Cornerstone was visited recently by a very friendly group from a Mosque in Streamwood, IL. They had a great time, working together, bringing their own food and supplies, to serve our clients. It was during the time of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting that they observe each year. These folks refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset each day during the month of Ramadan. One of the primary goals of this practice is to help curb one’s fleshly appetites, and to more deeply appreciate the food and drink, and the lifestyle that a full stomach facilitates.

And as I was reading in some Muslim literature, this practice encourages those who “fairly well off”, as well as anyone else who engages in this practice to have much more compassion towards the poor and the homeless who face “hunger” each and every day.

Not a bad thing at all. Maybe we Christians can learn something from this. I think so.

Take care, Chris.

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