Monday, November 09, 2015

True community

Our communities will become true and deep when we realize that we are each Children of God, and, as such, we are responsible to, and for, one another.  The root of this relationship is love, kindness, and the "loving-kindness" or "chesed" that God displays to us throughout scripture, and hopefully through our families and friends.  This rootedness in love and kindness should give us the assurance that we are not sole individuals in the wide Cosmos, but are actually tied together with one another, like members of a team, members of a squad, members of a family, members of a sisterhood or brotherhood.

A reminder from the scripture, from today's Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer:

You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but fellow 
citizens with the saints and members of the household of 
God.    Ephesians 2:19

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