"Everyone needs compassion"
I've listened to this song several times in a row now...while doing so, an email came up from Jen White...she posted on my blog. I knew Jen in college long ago, and she graduated before I did. We didn't know each other well, but we've reconnected through Facebook and blogs. I was so touched by her email (blog comment) that said she could ask her small group to help us move...I am sitting here in tears.
I am so moved by the church being the church. I spend so much time hearing comments from people in my own church that are so hurtful and destructive, that is so beautiful to see people really being the church...being like Jesus...showing his love. Because everyone does need compassion. Everyone does need forgiveness. Everyone does need a Savior. We need to be people that show his love... and I have felt his love today from Jen. I have felt his love by so many of you who offered to help us, who have offered us meals, who have offered us their homes, conversation, food, and just their thoughts and prayers.
In the whole scheme of things...this house thing isn't such a big deal. But what is a big deal is the love from friends. And for that, I thank you. It means more than you could ever know.