1. Do you think Washington, DC is glad for the presence of Christians in the city? Why or why not?  

2. What might change if you asked yourself more frequently: How will my personal choices (financial, relational, vocational) bless others and not only myself? 


Churches that embrace [God’s mission] accept an exhilarating but deeply challenging journey: to offer service that’s relevant to the world’s groaning and that produces change that actually sets people to dancing. Amy Sherman 

We become neighbors when we are willing to cross the road for one another. There is a lot of road crossing to do. We are all very busy in our own circles. We have our own people to go to and our own affairs to take care of. But if we could cross the road once in a while and pay attention to what is happening on the other side, we might indeed become neighbors. Henri Nouwen  

Until we embrace our mutual brokenness, our work with low-income people is likely to do more harm than good. I sometimes unintentionally reduce poor people to objects that I use to fulfill my own need to accomplish something. I am not okay, and you are not okay. But Jesus can fix us both. Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert