The second guiding principle of The Grove is a both a confession and a call to action: “We are a broken and sinful people who practice forgiving and being forgiven.”
That statement is easy to affirm while seated in the pews on Sundays, but it’s easy to ignore when someone does you wrong. How do we respond when, despite our authentic desire to live in a loving community, we hurt each other? Do we shake our heads and walk away to search for a new community more worthy of us? Do we stay but disengage, swallowing our pain and anger and hiding behind masks?
Friends—the love of God is not fragile. It is powerful and robust and well-equipped to redeem our humanity. God has given us a way to transform pain into healing and division into healthy relationship. That way is the process of forgiving and being forgiving. Listen in and and learn how you can play a part.