The Christmas story is a story of supernatural empathy. God becoming man and experiencing what we experience, feeling what we feel. Our nature is to burrow down deep in our experiences, to live according to our entrenched assumptions, but we end up with emotional tunnel vision. We have to be willing to suspend our past experiences, to peak out from our hole and make an effort to feel what someone else feels...
What if I told you that our suburban communities are facing a bigger poverty crisis than our nations big cities?
When we think about poverty, we often think about L.A.’s Skid Row or a commercial we saw for World Vision – but we don’t usually think about the people in our suburban community.
Yet, suburban communities are facing a bigger poverty crisis than our nations big cities.