HABITAT HOMES with Dennis Baxter

We live in a world where there are too many people who have no place to live. Habitat for Humanity is doing their part in helping to solve that problem around the globe.

In the 1970s Millard and Linda Fuller were 29 year old millionaires who were having trouble with their marriage. Little did they dream that resolving that problem would lead them to establishing Habitat for Humanity, building homes for people who were struggling.

In this interview by Fr. Mike, he discusses Habitat with Dennis Baxter, Executive Director for the San Bernardino Area. They talk about the theology of the hammer, how families are chosen for the homes, and what they need to give in sweat equity to obtain the home.

Dennis talks about his motivation in pursuing such a career.
Find out about this wonderful organization by watching Habitat Homes with Dennis Baxter. See it on on:
​​​1)  TCT on Sundays at 7:00 AM ET
2)  YouTube (Wordnet Productions);
3)  Diocesan Networks of Dubuque, Fresno, and Yonkers;
4)  Channel 17 Access San Bernardino (Sunday 5 pm PT)
5)  Our website (www.wordnet.tv) 24/7. 

Sometimes God asks big things of us. Suppose God asked you to give the little that you have and you do give it.

That is what the widow of Zarephath did. Fr. Mike tells the story of this wonderful lady who lived in the north (present day Lebanon) at the time of the prophet Elijah. As you may remember, Elijah was the only prophet of Yahweh. Most of the country worshiped the god called Baal. Elijah had left his own country and so was lonely and without provisions. He met this widow and asked her for water and flour cakes. 

In great generosity she gave him all she had for herself and her only son. Lo and behold! God blessed her abundantly with food for the rest of her life. Her only son dies and guess what happens?

Fr. Mike compares this story to the ones in the New Testament about the widow of Naim and the story of Lazarus.
He then talks about how this story affects us today. How do we care for widows and widowers today? What can we do to help them? What is the reality of our nursing homes? Is there a limit to our generosity?

Fr. Mike also spends some time talking about how God loves all people and the ramifications of that in our modern world.

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."   Nathaniel Hawthorne