Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about community, what it really means, and why it’s important to have it.
The Hubs and I formed our pre-married relationship surrounded by community. Then when we married and moved away, we found different but still so beautiful community. Now that we’ve moved again, we’re starting to form what we like to call “our people.”
We talk a lot about community we form online… which I’m so for! I’ve met and become real friends with some beautiful people (like Amy and Meg up in the photo above.) We chat online, send texts, and are doing video chats. You can totally make some true community through our blogs.
But what about the people you can call and would drop everything in an instant. Those people that live in your circle… that maybe attend worship with you or are in your small group? Do you have those people?
We’ve been through some pretty hefty stuff (job changes, two adoptions, moving) and we know we wouldn’t have been able to do it without our people.
I know my online friends would totally be here if they could… but there are times when you need other people too.
And the thing I think we sometimes miss with our community? Intentionality. Especially if we’ve been friends forever… you start to get too comfortable. You stop asking the hard questions.
We have to be intentional to form real community. And even when we do, we can’t stop being intentional. That’s the only way you can miss what it’s really worth.
And from where I stand, I wouldn’t want to miss out on it!