When Jesus looked upon people in the various places he served, he “felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd” (Mt. 9:36). He loved them enough to lay down His life for them so that they might be assembled together under His care. Can you imagine trying to navigate our current tumultuous times without having Jesus as your Shepherd? Sadly, that is the current reality for so many in our city. This season is hard for us all, but it is especially challenging for those whose lives lack a living hope. For that reason, the people of our city need the church to be the church now more than ever. A part of being the church involves being...