Belonging, purpose, and value cannot be accomplished on one’s own, but must come through involvement in a community. What better community for this to happen in, than the people of God?
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Do gaps in your church's physical and spiritual hospitality need to be brought to light so that you may more effectively witness to the life and light of Christ?
"The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
I wrote this devotional for the Strangers in the Land devotional series from the Office of Social Justice of the Christian Reformed Church.
I grew up with mental illness in the family. I watched my parents struggle to cope with this often-misunderstood disability. Fifty years later, we are still trying to deal with it as everyday the specter of misunderstood behavior invades our otherwise normal lives.