Each community bears a little bit of God’s heart in the world. Our community has been called to mourn with those who mourn, to miss those the world forgets, and to make sure there’s someplace in the world where the marginalized know how much they mean to God. It’s not a “try harder to change the world” calling exactly. But as we offer compassion and care, we still believe that God will show up to bring healing–of both broken lives and calloused hearts. From John 11.17-36 today comes a verse more famous for its brevity than its meaning, but it shows us a little bit of who we are meant to be in the world.