I think sometimes we overromanticize the notion of “going”. But more often than not, faithfulness looks like staying. It looks like tending to what we have been given in the here and now. It looks like investing in the lives of the people around us. It looks like showing up in the mundane day to day. It’s not as glamorous, nor as exciting, but faithfulness never is. What it is though, is necessary. Yes, there is a whole world out there full of the broken and hurting, and maybe there will be a time and season to “go”. But there are broken and hurting people right in our own backyard. In our families, in our communities. We barely notice because we are too selfish and caught up in our own lives and ideas in the sky. We pretend not to notice because it is not as glamorous to get our hands and feet dirty in the ordinary.
But that’s where it really is. That’s where Love is needed the most.