What if when you woke up in the morning and turned on the news, you didn’t see what you were used to seeing? There wasn’t any discussion of war or terror. There wasn’t any reporting on another shooting or murder in town. The headlines weren’t filled with stories that made your anxiety go through the roof.
Instead, stories were being shared of neighbors helping their neighbors. One story tells of a family who lost everything in a fire. The next day, their neighbors were there helping to start to rebuild.
The news was filled with story after story like this, people loving people.
Wouldn’t that be great!
The good news is we do get glimpses of stories like these and what it means to love one another.
When people know they are loved, they find it easier to love others. When they know their lives matter, they find it easier to live lives focused on others. It all comes together when you see God at work through your own life. This can change you, and the community, in powerful and loving ways.
When I think of what it means to Connect People to Christ’s Love, I envision a world that is more and more like this.
Blessings, Pastor Matt