Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Romans 12:9-16
We all long to be connected to community, but community doesn’t come cheap. As we’ve reviewed this week, community requires something from us. It may cause discomfort, disappointment, sacrifice of time, and it requires commitment.
For the next few Sundays (August 22, 29, and September 12) you can attend GroupLink in the lobby at South or check out fall groups online. Find a group to try and commit to being in community with others from South, even if it’s just for this fall.
By Jessica Rust