Of the lessons we must learn from this pandemic is the utter interconnection between individuals and others, and in fact all things pertaining to life.

My actions impact my neighbor. My finances are tied to the economics of distant businesses. My food and its availability is tied to decisions about supply chain made in board rooms beyond my LinkedIn account.

All connected. All tied to each other.

For the believer this shouldn’t be new. Jeremiah gives us a picture of bringing Shalom, peace to the places we are connected, telling exiles that their success is tied to that of their neighbors.

More than ever, we should lean into our interconnectedness. Take the time to see how we are tied together and work, and live awakened to the ways we can serve and love one another.

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