The end goal of the Christian life is love of God and love of neighbor as self. The path of learning love is long and ever turning, revealing our true hearts to ourselves and others, as we submit ourselves in openness to the furious, faithful love of our God.

As a visiting speaker reminded us last night, this commitment to a life of continual conversion, turning and returning, takes a gentle and faithful community around us to help, console, encourage, exhort and support us in our intentiional life of becoming more and more Christ like.

I am encouraged by what I see happening at Abbey Way. As we are willing to turn towards each other in open vulnerability, desiring to see the best in the other while calling forth truth and integrity in living, God's mercy is melting and molding us into a community.

The journey is long but we are actively on it...with each other.