When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home. Jn. 19:26-27

The bonds we form because of mutual faith and similar calling to God’s purposes sometimes transcend even family ties. The Lord creates communities of believers so that we can offer one another support and because we grow stronger and accomplish more when we live and serve side by side. Through community we begin to understand that we belong to an even larger community, His Church, which stretches across time and georgraphy.

Thank you Jesus for surrounding me with a community of faith.