Building Connections

Galatians 2:10
All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do. One of the “big ideas” of Christianity is that we are to love God and love others. It is easy to love people who are like us. But Jesus showed us what it looked like to love ALL kinds of people—hurting people, sick people, sinful people, and poor people. For many of us, our lives are so full that the only way that we “remember the poor” is through the tithes and offerings that we give each week in worship or the contributions that we make to community charities. But if we want to “remember the poor,” we will need to find ways to become connected with people who are poor. Relationships are like legos. A pile of legos is unimpressive, but when legos of different colors, shapes and sizes are skillfully connected, the result can be amazing. Who are the people to whom you are connected? Are there any people who are significantly different from you? If not, what can you do to build some new connections? – Pastor Janet Durrwachter

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