You’ve probably all heard the old adage “No man is an island.” Since that was the thought that first came to mind as I read the passage that we’ll look at this morning, this week I did some research to find out where that saying originated. It comes from Meditation XVII written by an English poet named John Donne in 1623. Here is a brief excerpt from that composition:
The point of Donne’s essay is that as humans, our lives are connected and that they are all equally valued by God. And as we’ll see this morning, the fact that our lives are interwoven like that means that as followers of Jesus, we can have tremendous influence in the lives of others.