Church can be messy.
We’ve all experienced the unfortunate interaction of well-intentioned hearts and tainted human nature. Sometimes it tears congregations apart.
Here in our church, we’re passionate about broken hearts. We know that while many young people appear hostile to faith and the church, the truth is that they wrestle with questions of identity, belonging, and purpose. Just like we did, and like we often still do through adulthood.
And all too often, the answers they find leave them brokenhearted.
How might the term brokenhearted change our perspective on those hardest for us to love?
How might it change our understanding of what it means to be a young person in need of a faith community?
For us, it makes all the difference.
Because even if we struggle to be close to those who are hurting, God is close to them. Psalm 34 reminds us: