*Here at Agape Fellowship, we believe that everyone has value and worth. In society, most people view a dandelion, as an ugly weed. A closer look will reveal its true beauty is one of value and worth, the same is true with the homeless.
There are many people who have lost their hopes and dreams and are often viewed by humanity as people who are like the dandelion; ugly and worthless and invaluable. The opposite is quite true.
*Dandelions have many medicinal purposes and are sometimes used as a sweetener. Dandelions are low in calories and high in antioxidants, improving liver functions and health, helping kidneys eliminate deposits of toxins, and a useful treatment for skin care. Although the sap is slightly bitter to taste, the juice lowers the sugar level in the blood which helps diabetics.
*Dandelions are also beneficial for weight loss! They are a diuretic plant and promote urination helping elimination of water weight without side effects. Being high in antioxidants, they help reduce the risk of cancer, detoxify the body and help protect from tumors developing. Dandelions also help in boosting your energy levels after an infection and have a soothing effect on the stomach. There are so many other benefits to the whole plant, the Dandelion.
*The homeless are often discarded and are tossed away as though their lives are worthless. They are misread and abused. Turned out from family and friends, due to a wide variety of issues, they are without hope and in despair. With compassion and discernment, time and patience, working with a homeless person can bring hope and give them a new sense of worth.
*Like the Dandelion, each one has skills and gifts or talents, which Society could use, if given the opportunity, time and energy. They could be an invaluable asset and investment.
No matter what state an individual is in, or what they are working their way through, they are still valuable like the Dandelion and have a great deal of worth! They need the Church, and the Church needs them. Jesus has need of them.
Rev. Katherine M Harrison