Five Minute Friday: Community

Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo at the The Gypsy Mama: A time where we “just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.” Five minutes of writing without editing or backtracking!

This week’s prompt: “Community…”


These moments of struggle in our family situation creates one of the first times I can remember truly craving community.

I’ve felt lonely before, yes. But searching for some temporal thing to fill the holes isn’t the same as seeking godly community. And somehow this time is even more different than before. I feel I’m seeking specific (yet open) community. (Does that even make sense?)

Why have I avoided community in the past?

Pride, perhaps. Feelings of unworthiness, too. Fear, I’m sure.

Why seek community?

Because we are all part of one body. Each of us with our own, God-created and God-blessed purpose. We were created, which means we have a purpose. Each one of us.

“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Teresa

I see the benefits of community, in my fellowship, in this blogging land, in local friends and faraway ones. And I want to fulfill my part within community, even when I’m tired and needing filling. With His love and for His glory.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa


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Questions for you: How you are seeking community right now? How are you being a part of community?