Common Ground

I remember moving into the parsonage at Mt. Carmel UMC in Monroe in June of 1990 and on that first day receiving visits from neighboring Methodist preachers in the area.

Those visits and the friendships that emerged out of them became manna from heaven for me during those first few years of ministry.  The same ones who welcomed me later took the time to mentor me.

Life is so much richer when you make connections with people going through the identical celebrations and disappointments as you.

It’s why writers form writer’s groups.

It’s why moms start moms’ groups.

It’s why workers join unions.

It’s why people in recovery attend support groups.

And it’s even why people at Good Shepherd connect in LifeGroups.

Who shares common ground with you?

And how are you sharing life with them?