God designed us to be in community with others. It’s not healthy for us to be alone. Isolation is dangerous to our mental health. But how many of us have felt like outsiders, misfits, or ‘other’ at some point in our lives?
This week Pastor Megan Marshman talks about the distinction between sameness and belonging. Every person has a place in the Kingdom of God to belong and contribute to the community. As the community of Christ, we are to care for the parts that are hurting. We are to offer belonging to one another, combating loneliness and isolation, even if all some of us can do is be present.