Everything that exists had a starting point . . . including you. You may have started on purpose. You may have started by accident (from your parent’s perspective). You may even have started through the magic of medical science. Whatever the circumstances, you had a starting point and it began before you were aware of it.
Physical life is one of many starting points. Your formal education had a starting point. Your career had a starting point. Your romantic life had a starting point. Your experience as a parent had a starting point.
Faith has a starting point as well.
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?