Wendell Berry challenges you to look at a globe and see if you can see your neighborhood. Of course you can’t; the only way you can see your neighborhood is if you actually go to your neighborhood and walk its streets. He says, “If you want to see where you are, you will have to get out of your spaceship, out of your car, off your horse, and walk over the ground.”
In our nation we are fed up with folks in power making big decisions with little regard for actual lives and communities that are affected. Many of our leaders are too far removed from common, everyday people that they have no clue what real life is like.
I believe in a God who walked our streets in our neighborhoods. He lived among us, listened to our stories, and led us to freedom. The Bible is a story of God's faithful presence among his people. Christ's presence can still be found in our neighborhoods through the local church living, working, and doing ministry with people in actual places.
"You are Christ's body...You must never forget this."
1 Corinthians 12:27 (The Message)