Though our son’s autism, and through the suffering of other Christians, we are coming to see what Piper is talking about here. Namely that the true church bears the burdens of believers, and the goats tend to their own needs. It has broken our hearts to see that many we assumed were disciples of Christ are deaf to His call to lend their resources, not just financial, but also emotional and even just plain time, energy and consideration, to believers who are ‘struck’.
It has lead us to the questions inherent in this blog, “Where is the church?” “Who is the church?”
Piper lets you know one way we can figure out who the church is:
Are you the church? Are you my church?