Redemption… It’s God’s main work in the world, and it’s part of a Christian’s job description. Redemption seems like such a spiritual word, but in reality, it can be very physical.
For example: used household goods. These items are often dumped in the trash, or placed to the side of the road in hopes that someone who needs it can take it. What if we could redeem these items? What if people who had used items could advertise them to people who needed them? What if people in need could ask others for help?
Such a system exists. It’s called FreeCycle. You can find the Columbia FreeCycle message board here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleColumbiaMO/
If you live somewhere else, find your local FreeCycle at www.freecycle.org