John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Sara’s perspective about Community….
“God never expected us to do things on our own in this life. That’s why He gave us the greatest commandment to love one another… not a command to love and rely solely on ourselves.
God believed in community living, and as an example, He created a community in and of Himself. He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit because one being in and of itself is not enough to produce real life, total thought, and complete love.
That thought right there is such a relief to me… understanding that it’s not about me creating my best life… it’s about me living the best life God needs me to for a community of people.” ~Sara Frankl
God didn’t intend for us to live in isolation. He intended for us to want and need others. We are our best when we are experiencing life’s highs and lows with others. Being in community with others is encouraging. It provides an opportunity to be around others that are at different stages of their faith journey. It provides an opportunity to give and to learn.
I could not have walked this journey with cancer alone. I have been surrounded by a community of people who provided me with prayer, love, support, and encouragement. Each of you filled my heart and soul when I needed it most. There aren’t words that can describe the gratefulness in my heart.
Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
When we are intentional about building community, we are not only pleasing God, we find Joy!
You each helped me find joy, even when life hurt!