Barrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer
The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched the 'Do More Be More' campaign during a service at the St John's Methodist Church, Duke Street, Montego Bay, on Sunday morning.
Chamber president, Nathan Robb, said that 'Do More Be More' was simply a thrust to encourage people, in their own way, to do more of the positive things that affect the lives of ordinary citizens.
"We will be embarking on a number of fundraising activities later in the year under this banner and will be dealing with some specific programmes that will be of lasting value to the beneficiaries," Robb said.
The Reverend Morna Christmas Frazer, superintendent of the Montego Bay-Mount Ward Methodist Circuit of Churches, in her sermon, said churches ought to be "willing and understanding".
"A lost person is misplaced and disoriented, may be distraught and trying to find a way to fit in and may come to church to fit in and still does not fit. It has to be a church of mercy," she said.
She said that the song Jesus is All the World to Me is not only for the righteous, but for all the "murderers, the thieves, the scammers, and all the known bad people".
"So when we come into the Church and we see them, we ask, what are they doing here? But each of these persons has a story, and we need to listen to that story. The Church has to be one that sympathises. Jesus met the people where they were," she said.