I have always loved quotes!! I love them so much I share them a lot so I was not surprised at how much I wanted to use community related quotes throughout this 31 day journey. The above quote reminds me of what it takes to really do community well.
Community is messy because people are messy. Community is a group of ordinary people who bled, and are bruised and are willing to get back into the fight. Their superpowers weren’t flying or x-ray vision – they simply listened and simply loved and on some occasion they just simply showed up. They got back up even after they were hurt because their desire to help others win was at their core and they couldn’t stop themselves. They believed they could make a difference, so they did!
Community is made up of every day, ordinary people who want to lift up other ordinary people. They believe that we are better together. They believe in second chances! They believe in God’s grace! They desire to get to know other people and make them known. Doing community well is done day in and day out. Showing up even when you don’t feel like it. Saying YES, sometimes, when it would be more convenient to say no. Community is amazing and messy! And exactly what we were created to be a part of!
Be a hero and listen.
And show up.
And invite someone to do community with you today!