Just As You Are (Mark 5:21-43)

What does it mean to be vulnerable? To really put one’s self out there for all to see? To be the realest version your true self?

When I lived in Minneapolis, I worshipped for a few months with a group called Mennonite Worker. They are a group of people who live in intentional community with one another and practice radical hospitality as a way of following Jesus. Along with opening their doors to anyone and sharing meals and space, each Sunday evening they would gather at the local VFW and sing karaoke. One of the group members explained to me that this weekly gathering was a way for the group to practice being vulnerable with one another and being vulnerable with strangers.