This week’s character quality is Sincerity – “Eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives.” Well, yesterday we had that character quality play out in a very special way.
Baltimore Oriole Matt Wieters and wife Maria took time from their busy schedules to visit the men and help with the lunch service! This was a “private” visit, in that the Orioles community relations wasn’t involved, no press or media to tout their community service. Nope – “Just” Matt and Maria serving…with genuine and SINCERE servant hearts!! Matt offered the prayer for the meal, and they served drinks all men eating (over 350+).
Then, Mike, a program member expressed his SINCERE gratitude by creating a couple pieces of original Orioles art for Matt and Maria.
And wait…there’s more!! To respect their time and honor their service, not ONE man asked Matt for his autographs (as much as we ALL wanted to), the men showed their SINCERE desire to bless Matt by “flipping the switch” and giving Matt THEIR autographs, which Pastor Gary presented to Matt.
We believe Matt was SINCERE in his heartfelt response, and you can see Matt in that autographed shirt.
To show his own SINCERE gratitude for how the HUM family made he and Maria feel welcome and part of the family (which they are!), Matt DID autograph something… Matt became the first Oriole to sign the orange wall of the fitness area of our recreation room.
And his words of encouragement aren’t his own, but found in the wisdom of Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
That’s sincerity played out, HUM-Style!