Being connected is not enough. When we respond to adversity in our lives by showing up for each other, we turn connection into community. In our greatest adversities, we receive the gift of being comforted by God, so we may then comfort others.
It’s easy to want the outcomes that make our lives better, but it’s hard to make some of the decisions that will get us there. Whether it’s pride, lack of follow-through, or failing to trust the process, the change you need to make could come down to one simple word.
We all want to be the best versions of ourselves. To do that, we steer clear of things we know will bring us down. There’s one thing we all need to steer clear of, but it just may be that you’re already knee-deep in something without even knowing it.
There are few things as divisive as politics. But the question for Jesus followers is this: Are you willing to evaluate your politics through the filter of faith rather than create a version of faith that supports your politics? Jesus didn't call everyone to agree on everything, but he did command his followers to be united by unconditional love.