When Erik Beitzel decided to become an Urban Neighbor 4 years ago, he had recently left the fast-track to upper management at his corporate job and was asking some big questions. One of them was “How do I respond to injustice and suffering as a person of faith?” Six months into his Urban Neighbor experience, three of the Urban Neighbors decided to do a “street weekend” to gain compassion for the homeless & marginalized in our communities. Click the image below to hear about it and how he’s been forever changed by the experience, as told at the Perpetuate the Hope event in October.
“Anyone who holds onto life, just as it is, destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.” ~Jesus (John 12:25)
How does Erik's story challenge you to cultivate empathy and compassion in your own life?