Tonight Ben preached at the urban church we go to. He did a great job. He had an audience of about 40 teenagers and 6 adults and he kept their attention most of the time. He's awesome like that.
The more we are involved with this church the more we realize how unprepared we are for all of this. There is so much pain in this neighborhood that I alternate between choosing to ignore it and crying over it. When I read statistics of child abandonment, illiteracy and crime in the city I can feel pity but continue on my life. When it's my friends and the people I worship with, it hurts.
And right now all I can do is pray for them. Please pray with me.