After I posted Dan's perspective on doing ministry at Barberry with children, I recieved a text message from a friend who was going to return a scarf we left at his house. He said he would swing by the apartments this week. My first thought was "How will we ever coordinate being home when he can stop by?"
Then I realized, it doesn't even matter! Without a second thought I told him he could leave the scarf with neighbors anywhere around us. Yes, in Rockwood. At Barberry Village.
As I clicked send, it sunk in how radical this is. How many people can even say that in their comfortable safe suburban neighborhoods?
We love our neighbors.
And what a difference a healthy amount of Divine love and patience through sacrifice can make - in any community.
Originally posted at Barberrian Villagers Blog.