Joining up with Five Minute Friday again – woo hoo! Today’s word – Community.
Community – all sorts of things. We have community groups at church, we live in a community, there is community when all are gathered around a meal, enjoying laughter and great food. What is the same element in all? Relationships.
Community is built for relationships to thrive, or are relationships built so community can thrive? Can you have a community of folks without relationships? Maybe – but I’d just call that a gathering and not a community. Can you have relationships without being in community? Sure, but if it were just you and another person having a deep down conversation and sharing life together every single day without interacting with any other folks…..that relationship might be strained a bit. One person wasn’t meant to fulfill our need for community with others.
Community – it is wonderful, life changing, and fulfilling when done well.