...following Jesus and his example of loving others in a hurting world.
A pretty strange story for some, we must admit. If there were cameras around thousands of years ago, we would perhaps see a photo of him sitting among his friends, lounging as they eat a meal together and smiling. There he would be, a brown-skinned Jew, nothing seemingly regal in his appearance, as he enjoys the community they are experiencing.
But it was that man who changed everything. Some would call him a rebel, others a peace-loving, homeless preacher. Some would even dare to call him God.
We believe that the challenge is clear. His life was not just about purpose, it was a pattern. He left us an example to follow. We are to love those that are hurting, to weep with them when the grief weighs heavy and to celebrate the positive moments with those experiencing a joyful respite from life's troubles.
We find that something pulls us closer to him, as if he is calling us to discover a life that can only be found by getting lost in the bigness of God. It is a unique story about redemption, hope, and healing that is found in following Christ.