This is life.
It's what we've got, so we have to make it...good. I mean, people will try to gt in our way, try to make us feel dumb, or like we are crazy, or stranger than we really are, but that, what those people think (sometimes including ourselves) is not what matters...
We were made for more!
Trust me, or at least trust Switchfoot.
I am finding that the mere fact that we can't really get away from...people, means that we were made to interact with them...people...those people. other people. Yes, THOSE people. IT is worth it to make it work with as many people as possible. All of the insecurities that I carry inside of myself, dictating how I treat other people, well, they have to DIE.
We have to die to our own agendas and embrace community. Bring the peoples of the word together, under the banner of love, redemption, TRUTH, and the movement towards healing, and wholeness.
This needs to happen on an individual level to really work in the grander scheme of things.
I love getting together with folks to play games...Dutch Blitz...bananagrams...Telephone pictionary, SETTLERS!
!I love getting together to talk about the story of love that God left us in His Word (s) I love praying together, singing together, laughing, EATING together. You get it? I love all of that. I love riding aorund in cars, grabbing drinks at the local bar, DANCE PARTIES, JAM SESSIONS, weddings...and spontaneous hangouts.
Camping...geez, the list goes on. and my point?
My point is that I need connection to people that is positive and life affirming. Tea dates and games nights are a good place to start... :)
What about you? where can you start? How can you put yourself aside for the sake of building community with others?