The storms are raging within and without, personally and communally. But we are in this together and we need to hear the words of God’s messenger saying: “Do not be afraid. I have a purpose for each of you and all of you. The ship may break apart, but you will survive the storm.” So take courage, listen to unexpected wisdom, stay in community, and break bread together. We will survive.
In the church, we need to spend less time debating the issues of our day and more time loving the people these debates impact most directly. We must never let our words get in front of our love.