Friday, July 19, 2013
Belong (Five Minute Friday)
What does it mean to belong? To really be a part of community. And how do we define community? There are some very specific thing community is not. And there are some very specific things in Scripture that communities share. Life, meals, possessions, and decisions. But beyond that don't you have room to create your own version of community?
I have so many ideals playing in my head of what community should be. And usually what happens in real life is none of that. And you feel like you're breaking the rules when your community is outside of the norm. But families and lives and relationships are broken and that makes for mismatched communities.
My people are the two other couples and one two-year-old. Part of my community is a nearly 21-year-old friend/intern and a few Puerto Rican neighbors. My community is young and old cigar smokers on a patio in Downtown Orlando.
I belong to a people of pain and mismatched ages and diverse career paths. Friends are family you choose for yourself and that's where I find my community. Where I belong.
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