"Sometimes, when so much else gets stripped away, you can see that it really is love that remains."


Within 48 hours of its launch on January 1, "The Bible in a Year" shot straight to the top of the podcast charts— past The New York Times’ daily podcast, past the gruesome true crime tales from Dateline NBC, past the pundit Ben Shapiro. The bible was king.


In December, Action members sponsored a toy and clothing giveaway on the West Side of St. Paul, distributing gifts to over 100 neighborhood children.


This kind of personal visiting, going out to our neighbors and checking in, is something many of us can do.


Tina, a public health nurse, taped envelopes to all the doors for easy communication. She got some door tags, which read on one side “I’m ok” and on the other, “I have a need.” Each morning residents hang the tags on their doors.


“I stood for—I suppose—a few seconds, dumbfounded, and then, finding my tongue, I said to her, ‘I would not cry, if I was wearing the crown of thorns like you are,’