We must relocate the Body of Christ among the poor and in the area of need. I’m not talking about a group of people renting a storefront through which to provide services to the community. I’m talking about some of us people voluntarily and decisively relocating ourselves and our families for worship and for living within the poor community itself….
If we are going to be the Body of Christ, shouldn’t we be like he was when he came in history? He didn’t commute daily from heaven to earth to minister to us poor sinners.
A living involvement with people turns people from statistics into our friends. I am not willing to lay down my life for a statistic. But I am more willing to lay down my life for my friends. Jesus is our model.
John Perkins, A Quiet Revolution
Jen and I are about 2 weeks from settlement on a house where we will make a home amongst the poor. Our hope and our prayer is that we become friends with our neighbors so that we can live as Jesus among them - laying down our lives in any and every way. To me, that's what being the church is all about.
(We're always looking for partners...want to move down the street or next door...we'll keep our eyes peeled for houses for sale...let us know...let's be the church together...that's what it's all about too!)