We’re running low in the friends department but we know that we really need community. We know we also need to be loving and giving community to others so tonight we’re making some small steps forwards (and backwards – we used to have great community!) as we hang out with some brothers and sisters we don’t know well.
We’ve also tried to set up a few dinner dates in the next weeks with others, to try to build (ourselves) back into the body of Christ. As we were singing in church this morning I was thinking about how much the body is interdependent. I stopped myself for a moment as I recalled all the pain we’ve experienced from other parts of the body, but it was clear to me immediately that we still need that community despite how very painful it can be at times.