It's been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, in my opinion the single best village in which to raise a child, is the church. And I'm not just saying this because I am a pastor. But rather, because I have seen firsthand the genuine love and heartfelt care that this community can offer- not only to a child, but also to their parents. It has been in this village that our child has been lovingly nurtured by dozens of grandparents, aunt, uncles, and cousins. It's in this village that we, as a family, have been held in prayer. In this village we have made mistakes. In this village we have sought assistance. And in this village we have found a solid place on which to build the foundation of our life as a family.
The best part, is that this village has enough room for all. Whether you're gathering in a great city cathedral or a tiny country chapel - there is a place for you. There is a place for all.