Transformational Encounters with a World in Need
Updated: Sep 8, 2021
What does it mean to encounter a world in need? The world is pretty big. And it isn’t exactly the friendliest place to live lately. We live in an ever-changing, sometimes frightening world. Of course, it doesn’t feel that way every day. But that doesn’t change how dramatic it feels in those moments when things just seem to overwhelm us.
So why care about the rest of the world, right? What can one person possibly do anyway? It’s too hard and there’s too much pain. You simply don’t have the time or energy to even think about it, much less do something about it.
If you’re like me, sometimes life becomes so cluttered with responsibilities and expectations that you struggle to just maintain basic everyday routines. As a method of self-protection, it’s easier to allow your focus to shrink down to include only what is required for survival.
When our lives become challenging or confusing our human nature often drives us to put our heads down, retreat, and only focus on the tasks that desperately need doing and on those in our inner circle who are calling for our immediat