As our Sunday evening gathering begins its focus on community, my thoughts stray towards this essential component to our life as human beings and followers of Jesus. For the next few weeks, my posts will be centered primarily on some of the things that are circulating in my own head around this journey towards hospitality and belonging.
Never do I claim to have all the answers, or any final answers, for that matter… but I hope that my wonderings, questions, and reflections may in fact raise some thoughts in those reading here. Over the next few weeks, we will be wrestling with questions like:
- Why community? Why do we need it?
- What makes for good community? How might we be to each other?
- How do we build community? What does it mean to offer hospitality to those outside our walls?
- What is the enduring|greater|broader effect of smaller communities? What difference can our community make?
It is my hope to hold space for the questions… open for others to discover… Here, I will ask some questions… reflect on some of the things I am reading regarding community… provide fertilizer for the mind|heart|spirit.