fmf {community}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Friday.
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Today’s word is {community}

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Community is hard.
It’s something we all need, yet struggle so deeply to find and maintain.

It’s looking that person in the eye who is walking down your sidewalk.
It’s saying hello to the person on the elevator.
It’s actually talking to the person sitting next to you at church.
It’s being ok with who you are.

We are 18 months into our new community. We’ve left our former church in order to find one within the town we moved to. We’ve changed schools.
We’ve changed so much and we are longing to become deeper involved in our community.
But it’s hard. Why is it so hard to talk to my neighbor and actually get to know her?
Why is it so hard to involve myself in a new place of worship?

Because true community comes from letting ourselves go and becoming involved in something bigger than us.
It’s getting in the dirty of others lives and washing their feet with our hair.
It’s loving like Jesus.
With abandon.

STOP

2 Replies to “fmf {community}”

  1. Because true community comes from letting ourselves go and becoming involved in something bigger than us . . .you said it all, right there in that sentence. Lovely post. We have moved so many times and I know that pushing yourself to find community, beyond the comfort zone. Keep pushing yourself, it will be worth it.

  2. No truer words said. It takes trust to become a part of a new community. We need to trust that we will not be rejected; and they need to trust that you are worthwhile.

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