care

 

Jesus cared about people.  He cared about the poor and the rich, the hungry and the well-fed, those who were hurting and those who were happy, sick people and healthy people, insiders and outcasts.  Jesus cared for people.  And Jesus taught his followers to also care for people – to care for one another and to care for strangers.  And so that is what we seek to do – to be a community of people that sincerely cares about one another and about our neighbors, simply as friends and fellow journeyers but also through specific ministries.  On these pages you can read about some of the specific ways that we seek to live out the compassion of Jesus for others.

Cast all of your anxieties on God because He cares for you.”  (1 Peter 5:7)

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."
                                                                                                                                 - Henri J.M. Nouwen


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