Thursday, March 14, 2013
Engagement lifestyle: the city needs us
The more I live in Lake Charles, the more I open myself up to new opportunities, being around people who are like me and people who are not like me, the bigger God swells my heart. And the more excitement and burden I feel about connecting the people in our city, starting with the church. The kind of connecting I'm talking about can start in all kinds of ways, but funnels into this truth: If you and I live in the same city/parish, then we are neighbors, and we belong to each other.
The family is getting weaker and weaker, and that is leading our culture into a terrible spiral of self-destruction. Government can't fix it. There isn't enough money in Ft. Knox to pay for what the lack of a healthy family costs.
But God can and will use the people who follow Jesus to bring the values of His Kingdom to bear here.
The city need us, theChurchAtLakeCharles.us is what I'm talking about here, to engage and transform the culture. One child, one loving act, one sacrifice, one new friendship where suspicion used to reign at a time.
Because God's love is alive...theCityShouldBeDifferent