DNA Sequencing – Humanity’s Familial Obligation RevealedPosted: September 28, 2012
Yes, this refers to helping at the food bank and volunteering at the soup kitchen.
But it also refers to how we interact with others. My sister was first turned off to Christ when she couldn’t deal with the reality of a professing Christian adult who inappropriately touched a young woman, another professing Christian who was a bigot, and another who was a blatant hypocrite (the block of wood in his own eye… you know the parable).
While I have experienced this and worse, as she has, my innate faith is not in humanity, but in a being whose grand experiment (gasp) was all about love. All about how love is a living breathing growing requirement for sentient beings.
Sure, the world’s flora and fauna could exist happily without love. But what would be the point?
And for us?
Why would we even be here, if not to love one another? (Matthew 28:18-20)
As my pastor put it, “Our commitment to our life together says a lot about our faith.”
Community is NOT optional. Individualism is a societal myth.