The power of this video goes beyond a Memphis congregation's decision to welcome some new neighbors. The real story lies in the change of heart needed to take that generous step.
Upon hearing about plans for an Islamic center to be built across the street from their church, welcome was not Heartsong's first instinct. Pastor Steve Stone and his congregation's ability to open their arms rested in the deep courage they first showed in examining the fear in their own hearts.
When we search for God's way through the untrimmed shrubbery of our lives, we're often led down surprising paths. May we be blessed with companions as wise and brave as the members of Heartsong Church.