This week in our short series, we are continuing with our zoomed out view of Church beyond COA. What should communities of faith be like? What message are we sending to the world by the ways that we behave together and the dreams that we pursue? This week, we continue to examine Paul’s letter to the Thessalonian church and we see two metaphors in one short passage: Paul compares himself as a leader among them to both a “nursing mother” and an “urging and encouraging father”. These two things may seem to be in conflict, but how DO we challenge each other and give each other courage using the gifts and strengths we’ve got? How can many different ways of expressing our faith all point to the same God and the same calling? One thing we know: as the African proverb once said “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. We are in this together.
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