CULTIVATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES No one likes feeling vulnerable. We like to feel strong and in control. We may think by being so, it will lead to success or certainty. One way to capture those sentiments may be to act as an individual. Another way could be action through community — becoming, as Merriam Webster puts it, part of “a group of people with a common characteristic or interests, living together within a larger society. A strong sense of community adds real value to our lives. It not only helps us feel more......
A Preview of Eternity So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.’ (Luke 16:26) Funerals are sober reminders of our own mortality. They have a way of quietly bringing us face-to-face with the fact that one day we will die. Death is a patient and perpetual enemy that reduces all our arguments about life down to one......