It’s about being in relationship with each other.
It’s about sharing in our joys and sorrows.
It has been such a joy to meet my Twitter peeps in real life here at Churchwide Assembly. There is something so incredibly holy about having friends scattered to and fro in this church. It is a beautiful tapestry of who we are as brothers and sisters in Christ. We are more than faces on a screen. I love we can always be real with one another.
Brene Brown says “The bravest thing you’ll ever do is share your story!” It took me a really long time to share my families story. But now I cannot not tell my story. I am a daughter of a woman who has lived most of my life with a mental illness. Its core to who I am and is heart of my call to Diakonia.
Meeting my people allows me to tell that story; allows us all to tell our stories. I wish more of us could move beyond where we don’t agree and simply embrace each other’s unique gifts. It’s a beautiful testimony to the body of Christ.
A beautiful community of brothers and sisters who listen to one each other,
Who grab coffee for each other,
Who talk about the important issues in this church
Who allow the Holy Spirit to move, breathe and blow in this place.
Thank you friends for being who you are!
I'm really bad about community. Sometimes it just seems easier to do it alone than open yourself back up for more hurt and betrayal. I know thats not the right attitude tho!
Melissa, when you find the right community, people you can 100% trust and who respect you etc, it is totally worth it. But I too know that community can be so hard.