If we want to experience the transformational community we were created for, we need to trade all this striving for something else. Most of the things that we want are good things. Instead of striving, we’re called to thrive. On the surface, they can look similar, but they are fundamentally different in substance.
Transformative communities are critical. I don’t believe we can really grow effectively without one. But much of our world is moving us in a direction away from this type of community to people who look like us, think like us, and merely accept us for who we are without challenging us to grow. This week we’re going to look at Trading striving for thriving. We’re going to look at what Jesus has to say about this topic.