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A Place Called Community…

February 9, 2010

“Nothing is sweet or easy about community. Community is a fellowship of people who do not hide their joys and sorrows but make them visible to each other in a gesture of hope. In community we say: “Life is full of gains and losses, joys and sorrows, ups and downs – but we do not have to live it alone. We want to drink our cup together and thus celebrate the truth that the wounds of our individual lives, which seem intolerable when lived alone, become sources of healing when we live them as part of a fellowship of mutual care…” (Can you Drink the Cup?, Henri Nouwn)

Sometimes i take for granted how beautiful friendships really can be. The kind of friends who know how to just let you sit in silence or tell you things you don’t want to hear but know you need to hear. The kind of friends who look at you and take you in, for all the joys you carry and all the burdens you bear. I am eternally grateful for friends who accept me as I am, challenge me to be better, and walk with me to the foot of the cross; collapsing in His care.

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