Community is challenging…but necessary. God has wired us for each other. At times community can function and flow in a way that you are blessed and encouraged…but what do you do when you are hurt? And what happens when that hurt is caused by someone’s sin? Some of us act out vindictively, some of us bury the hurt causing greater pain, some of us withdraw from others and some of us gather others around our cause maybe hoping we’d wound the person we’ve been wounded by.
The Lord calls us to a very different response that is grounded by a motivation for the restoration and spiritual health of the person that has wounded us. I encourage you to join us on Sunday as I believe this topic is critical for church health and is an area we often miss the mark in. God’s restorative nature is clearly seen in the way He calls us to interact with each other.