Jesus says to pray. Jesus says not to look over there. Jesus says to be nice. Jesus says to get up early and read your Bible. Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn't what Jesus says to do at all? Regardless of what you believe. Regardless of how you behave. Jesus invites you to follow him.
When the local church loves the community, things change. Basic needs get met, people take next steps in their faith, and those with power leverage their influence for the sake of others. For all you do as part of this local church, thank you.
We’re all carrying a burden right now, and no one should carry it alone. But how do we help others with their burdens when we feel weary and isolated? How do we carve out space for community in a chaotic and confusing season?