This is Christ’s mandate for us to us to include and serve every person of every ability in the church, regardless of their position or popularity. We are to treat them like royalty, just as if we were doing the same for Jesus himself. [See Matthew 25:31-46]
Since depression is one of the leading disabling conditions today, it’s time to embrace the struggles and supports needed. Labeling is so crushing; it’s time for us to learn and listen to those in need. Additionally, it’s time to unite as a Christian community of care, not criticism. The following are seven common struggles, their symptoms, and ways to support.