They say it takes a village — but you know what else? It takes a church. It’s what we do. It’s what we’ve always done.
Way back in the early days of the church, in the second century, Christians were already famous for taking good care of people. In about the year 197, the North African scholar Tertullian wrote that his pagan neighbors were astonished: See how these Christians love one another!
It’s what we do. It’s what we’ve always done. It’s how we act on what Jesus taught us. The way we take good care of people when they need it — whether it’s organizing a casserole and carpool brigade for a family with a new baby or raising money for solar power for hospitals in Liberia — that’s the church at its best.