During a time of social distancing, we should be proactive and not reactive in reaching out to our neighbors in love. What might feel like a simple step to you could prove hugely meaningful, and helpful, to the recipient.
 
In 1527. in the face of a plague that swept through his city, Martin Luther penned a letter titled, “Whether One May Flee From A Deadly Plague.” In short he said you could – unless you live with public and special responsibilities to those in need (including pastors, police, medics, AND neighbors of those with no one else to care for them). Luther wrote,
“Therefore, I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order to not become contaminated and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should choose to take me, he will surely find me, and I have done what has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.”
In this video, we share with you a number of practical ideas for serving your street during this coronavirus chaos. These include:
  1. Street WhatsApp or Facebook group
  2. Street resource list
  3. Support the vulnerable and needy
  4. Heal the sick
  5. Take any opportunity to pray
  6. Street prayer meeting – a gathering, virtually, box outside home
  7. Generosity
  8. The TP Challenge (#smearthefear)

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