Every day we have the wellbeing of others in our hands. One of the core elements of wellbeing and of being positive about the future is to have a strong sense of belonging. We can create that for everyone with whom we come into contact. Where we belong together, we find ourselves living within an energised, hope-filled and creative space where possibilities abound. By extending our hand of inclusion, we make life-changing moments.
In Luke’s gospel we see Jesus welcoming and creating a safe place for people to come together in relationship with Him. The great message for every single one of us is that with Jesus, we belong. We can let go of the need to gain the approval of others and instead focus on using our gifts for the betterment of our families, friends and community. With Jesus’ love rippling through us, we can reach out and create a contagion of hope-filled possibility. Together we belong.