We were created to do life together. Each of us has something to contribute, something to offer others along the journey. We are here to share our stories, our struggles and our victories. And we all need people we can feel at home with—relationships that empower, restore and remind us that we matter. We’re here to point one another toward Christ as we influence the world around us. It’s time to set aside fear of being known, open up our doors, sit with one another in the stuff of life, and enjoy each other’s company. So, won’t you be my neighbor?
“One of the greatest gifts you can give anybody is the gift of your honest self.” — Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
We all need people to walk through life with us — to help us grow and become our best selves. That’s how God intended for us to live, staying connected and contributing to one another’s well-being. We have an enemy who wants us to fear what people may think about us, because he knows the power of community. But we were never meant to isolate ourselves and figure everything out on our own. When we get off track and begin to fall asleep spiritually, we all need someone to help wake us up. It’s time that we let others in so that we can experience the full lives we were created for.