“We must be saved together. We must come to God together. Together, we must present ourselves before him…what would God say to us if some of us were to return without the others?”
| Charles Peguy |
We live in a culture that too often politicizes before it personalizes.
The statistics below are not ammunition for the ideological cannons. They are reflective of particular people - real, individual persons who responded to a survey at a particular time and place. These people have their histories and their dreams for the future. They have their hungers and desires, their strengths and gifts.
People are not percentages, but studies and polls can give us a sense of where we are.
They can alert us to needs that would have gone otherwise overlooked.
So read on. But know that behind every statistic are hundreds, thousands of stories.
We stand on holy ground.