I want to offer up some honest questions today as I think about living our real faith in the world today. I don’t have answers to all of these, nor will I offer my personal opinions, but I do think good questions are too rare these days.  So, here’s some questions to ponder and answer in the quietness of your own heart & mind…

Did mandates that sought to limit human contact & interaction begin to harden our hearts in any way?  

Have we lost touch in any way with the need to truly care for one another, bear one another’s burdens or seek reconciliation?  

Do we still realize how important it is to listen to one another and honor one another’s need for intelligent, meaningful conversation? 

Have these imposed social standards helped us or harmed us, and how?  

In the midst of it all, let’s not forget the Biblical command to bear one another’s burdens; what better way to love one’s neighbor than to offer tangible physical help in some way, to pray for someone struggling, to bless with kind/encouraging words, to build up rather than tear down; the golden rule could go a long way in the world today.  

Yeshua (Jesus) said, 12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.  13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easythat leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

Matthew 7:12-14