We live in a culture that is centered on self – individual rights at the expense of others. We have seen that this past week.
*Two brothers buying 17,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to resell at higher prices.
*NBA players being tested with no symptoms whiles others who need testing cannot get it.
*Store shelves cleared of toilet paper and paper towels by people getting all they can before others have a chance.
There is a better way – God’s way. Going back to the beginning we find that God’s desire and direction has been for us to live in community. For this to work the members of the community must always look to what is best for the community – at the expense of individual rights. We see this at its finest in Acts 2 after Pentecost when the church was formed. For a brief time, the Church, the Body of Christ, lived in harmony by doing what was best for the whole community.
Friends, we are living in a historical time. The things that are happening in our world along with our response to them is all new. Literally, we have never done this before. We, the Church, the Body of Christ, have an opportunity to shine the light of Christ out into the world that we have never had before. The most amazing thing is that all we need to do is what we are commanded to do – love God and then love each other. Here at Main Street we do that by serving God and serving each other. Just by looking after each other and doing the things that are for the greater good of the community we are shining the light of Christ on the world. I call it living our faith.
In the coming days we will be exploring new ways to communicate with each other and worship together. We are going to be doing new things in new ways, and that is exciting to me. I hope it is for you also.
Lord God let us feel that peace that Christ has told us about. Then, let us be the Body of Christ. Amen.
Always, to God be the glory!