The Irreplaceable WE : Community Matters

COMMUNITY MATTERS

Safe space created

With intentionality

To be seen and heard;

Perhaps even known and loved.

We are better together.

God says so.

Togetherness sparks joy and fun.

Hearts 💕 bind together during

Communal listening, learning, caring.

Exploring shared experience

Connection

Image of God in all.

Memories are made and cherished. 

All of us

Created to be relational;

NOT alone, unchallenged, unsupported.

We test and practice vulnerability

Offering peace and refuge 

From   craziness    and    cruelty

Originating in brokenness unattended.

How sweet the 

Shoulder to shoulder discovery

Of grace and peace

Unveiling their Source.

Our good God

from whom comes

the irreplaceable

WE. 

(a collaborative psalm – February 4th 2022)

Earlier this month I asked guests at my book launch event to each write,

on a giant lined post-it page,

one line about why community matters.

I could have written a modern psalm about the importance of “one another” in society,

but my heart beat a little faster with excitement

at the thought of various people contributing to a collaborative poem.

More brains and thoughts about a topic are better than one!

Adapted from everyone’s one-line offering,

I hope you enjoyed

The Irreplaceable WE.

Here are some of the folks there that night that may have contributed.

 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV
[9] Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: [10] If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. [11] Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? [12] Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

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