When I was a young boy growing up in Northeast Philadelphia and it snowed, the first thing we thought of is: go outside and get your sled. It was fun, it was great. What did we look for as little kids? We looked for community. We wanted to see our friends.
Right now, in society we’re forgetting a bit about community living. Yes, we have a pandemic. Yes, I respect and encourage everyone to do what is comfortable and right for you and your family. BUT do not forget community. Reach out to your friends, reach out to your neighbors. Walk, knock on the door, wear your mask, and see how they’re doing. Pick up the phone, Facetime, Zoom, do whatever you can.
Otherwise, what are we but a group of individuals? That’s not healthy. What makes us healthy is our identity in Christ and where two or three are gathered in His name, He is present.
Please, during this Christmas season, but especially during this pandemic, let’s use the best gifts and talents that we have of community living. Reach out and touch someone.