I was able to visit the Refuge in Denver recently. This is a group of people who help each other through the pain and messiness of life. People are starving for community, and it is not often found in the traditional church setting. If we love those around us, we will be able to help them (and be helped) through the messiness of life.
Have you ever been to a Christian event like a party or concert and been bored stiff? This is because we try to copy the world while leaving out the sin. So let’s stop trying to copy the world. But rather than hide away in our little enclaves, let us go out and join with the world in their parties and their events. We don’t need to sin, but we can join with people where they are at. This is incarnational living.