Love God. Love each other. Love the world around us.
A tripod with all legs extended is balanced and level, able to be what it was made to be and function as it was designed. Similarly, we see areas of focus for those who follow Jesus. Those three things in balance in our lives lets us be and do what we are to be and do. They are:
- Love God
- Love Each Other
- Love the World Around Us
What these 3 mean for us—
We love God by coming together to worship and to daily practice the disciplines of prayer and reading the Bible. As Anglicans, our worship gatherings include some ancient ways early Christians worshiped God, and our daily disciplines may include ancient frameworks for prayer.
We love each other by doing life together as a healthy extended family might. We eat together weekly. We frequently meet each other for coffee (mostly at our favorite local spot). We celebrate with each other and support each other when needs arise. We pray for one other and serve each other.
We love the world around us by working together to let God really bless others though us. We helped establish the Renaissance Park Community Initiative which is making the main street corridor and safer and more beautiful place. We also live openly Christian lives as we do the things we love together out in the community. Some of us play on a soccer league. Some of us support the local music scene. Some of us are invested in online communities. All of us seek to be the vehicle for God to bless in the places where we work and play.
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