This new blog series flows straight from the heart of who we are as individuals and as an organization. Our hope is that, along the way, you too will be encouraged to begin crafting your own SoulCare Manifesto.
“We desire to not only know the truth of Jesus but to live in the way of Jesus.”
Tonight I walked into our Ash Wednesday service and bumped into an old friend I had not seen in a couple years. I noticed him sitting alone and then getting up from his seat to move in my direction. As a side note, in a church as large as mine, I can often feel lonely in a crowd, so it’s a gift to bump into guys like him.
Within a couple minutes, he was sharing with me about the last couple years of his life. More that what he was saying, I was captured by the way he was sharing with me. So easily. So transparently. So courageously. The content certainly contributed to the privilege I felt in listening.
His vulnerability was uncommon. I’ve certainly had my share of people “overshare” but this was different somehow. He used only a few words to say a great deal. His confession prepared my heart to worship.
Soon the service was started and listening to a reading from the first chapter of Amos.