“I miss the village I never had. The one with mothers doing the washing side by side, clucking and laughing hysterically, tired in body but quick in spirit. We’d know each other so well: annoying one another from time to time, but never staying mad long because the truth is, we need each other.”
Here’s a beautiful article by Bunmi Laditan from the Huffington Post that paints a wonderful picture of community as it might have been in the distant past.
This strikes to the heart of the community aspect of church, or what we at OurPathway label with the cheer tag. Supporting one another, praying for one another, encouraging one another, laughing and crying with one another. It’s a huge part of what makes a church, or in fact any healthy group. Does your group look anything like this? Have you ever been a part of one that did?
This might be a great conversation to bring up with your group. What have we lost in our modern world? Can we bring any of it back? Could we recreate some of these experiences in new ways?
What are some things that your group does to help build a sense of community? And which people around you might be in need of something like this?
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