Community: Embrace the Kingdom and Love your Neighbor weekly
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ.”
As we cultivate the habits of a disciple of Jesus need partners for the journey, a community to help us along the way. Jesus invites all who follow him to be a part of a new, diverse family. God’s family is not a social club who look, think, and talk similarly. Rather, it is a community of apprentices following the way of Jesus together. As a diverse group of people who gather around Jesus’ table, we will naturally disagree, and it will require effort, learning and growing to be together, just as it did for Jesus’ first disciples. This is the true gift of community around Jesus’ table.
- Invite someone from outside your family for dinner once a week.
- Reach out to a member of a different ethnic or socio-economic group and intentionally develop a friendship with them.
- Get a coffee with someone who holds divergent opinions and perspectives on life and listen to their story.