By Edward T. Welch

The first third of this encouragement to help others is actually a reminder that we all need forgiveness, community and practice seeking support. “Those who help best are the ones who both need help and give help,” he writes. Then he draws a biblical road map for breaking down the barriers to coming alongside people. Beneath all the practical advice he lays this foundational truth: God uses ordinary people to do most of his extraordinary work. “If you feel quite weak and ordinary—if you feel like a mess but have the Spirit—you have the right credentials.”

– Maryanne Wardlaw