Lifting Each Other Up
An important part of who we are as a LOG community is that we lift one another up!
Each week when we meet, we help each other bear up under the stress and pressure of daily life – – we encourage each other by laughing together and working together toward our goal of growing in the love of God – – and we lift each other up to God in prayer.
We become better because of this – stronger and more whole.
As Christ-followers, we are called to lift others up – even if we are not in community with them. We are called to love others with agape love – sacrificial love – love that “seeks and fosters the good of the other in the context of the concrete situation” (thanks Jace & Jewel). Or using the words of M. Scott Peck that are often quoted in the Agape talk: love that is “the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth”.
Walter Wangerin Jr. (author of Ragman) wrote a fantastic short piece about building another person up: Edification / Demolition. It’s short, easy to read and very powerful. (Scroll halfway down the page to find it).
LOGgers – Please remember how much I need you this weekend for the Nelson’s Fundraiser. If you signed up to serve – please do not bail out! If you didn’t – and things change for you, please come and help.
Alumni – if you are in town, we could really use your help as well! It takes LOTS of people (as I am sure you remember). Text me and I’ll get you plugged in.
Participant registration is open for LOG #87 and #88 at http://www.michianaouth.org/events
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