“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

In the last 24 hours I’ve talked to three women whose husbands just died. This morning I spoke with a man whose son took his own life a week ago. This afternoon I met with a friend who may not survive a brain procedure, and if he does, he may not be functional. There are people all around us struggling in one way or another. What they need is for us to come alongside them and be a friend. We can’t fix their problems, but we can listen if they want to talk. We can be a compassionate presence in their lives, especially during the holidays, which can be especially hard. I’ve often seen you doing that for each other in this congregation. Thanks for being reflections of God’s grace.

Dr. Sam