Ways You Can Connect With and Care for Others
This time of physical social distancing can lead to hunkering down and drawing inwards. As society points us towards self-focus and self-preservation, it could become easy to forget about others. But Jesus calls us to be different than that, he calls us to love one another.
The night before he was crucified, Jesus demonstrated what it means to care for others and love them well:
"Since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you" (John 13:14-15).
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples" (John 13:34-35a).
Following Jesus' example, we invite you to love others in some tangible ways right now:
- Reach out and encourage others through phone calls, texts, emails, video chats, or letters.
- Check in on your neighbors and share your surplus of supplies with others.
- Call family and friends and offer to pray with them.
- Reach out to the elderly people you know. Offer to run to the store for them.
- Donate to food pantries.
- Point people to the love and hope we have in Jesus:
- Pray with them.
- Invite them to Christ Church online worship.
- Share stories from the Bible or scripture that comforts and encourages you.
- Share your favorite worship song and why it's meaningful.
- Share how God has worked in your life during times of uncertainty.