Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p826)
The Church is a community bound with love, caring for the broken and building up the weak.
None if us can go at life alone. We all need people to believe in us, to see is through when we've given up on ourselves. It's through community that we can call out the best in each other, cheering others on to reach their full potential. Sometimes that looks like running together, other times it's more like carrying each other. Life has its hills and its valleys, and so it is for the community of Christ. As we journey on together, we learn how to better build up and care for each other, so that every person is valued and believed-in, all of us working to fulfill God's purposes in our lives to the best of our ability.