We’re so glad you’ve found Anticipating AT1. To keep our hope alive that one day we will be back together again, we are providing virtual meetings, with a new edition every Friday. Anticipating AT1 is 10-15 minutes long, and can be viewed at any time. We hope it prompts personal reflection and is a discussion catalyst with your family and friends as you talk with them in the safe ways you connect during these unusual times.

Nancy Myers introduces this week’s edition of Anticipating AT1. Our message of compassion is presented by Pastor John McLarty. Bjorn Karlman brings us Adventist trending news. And stay by to listen to a beautiful musical piece at the end by Ellianna Ruybalid.

As the pandemic wears on, the opportunities for random acts of kindness are becoming more obvious. If we start judging the cause for people’s difficulties, we’re in trouble. If we graciously respond to the needs without reservation, that more closely mirrors the motivation of Heaven toward humanity. The old saying is true, “If you want to receive a blessing, be a blessing to others.”

Discussion Questions:

1. What motivates you best to help others in need? Generosity? Guilt? Friendships? Other?

2. What needs have you been seeing in your neighborhood that call to you for a response? What will it take to get started?

3. We are living in a time unlike any other in which people are stretched to their limits and populations around the world seem more vulnerable than ever to crisis. How can we tap our resources and those of our network in order to ease the suffering we are witnessing?

Be well, and love well.