Short Stories, Deep Meaning:

In the oldest book of the New Testament, Paul reaches out to the people of Thessalonica to offer encouragement and assurance for all to move forward in their faith. As Paul writes to many communities, this particular letter represents the very beginning of the process where communities share the story of God’s Good News for all. As we gain a glimpse of this community’s story, may we all have ears to hear the ways in which every story matters as we write a collective narrative of our shared lives together.