Thank You for This Community of Love
I love people! Everywhere I go I find people who are so kind and funny and loving. I gather people who want to get together and sing, and the world is full of people who want to sing. Everywhere I go I find people who want to gather for dinner and gather to be in service, support, and love.
It’s easy to be alone. We could almost not notice that we are a community of friends who haven’t met. But we are a community and we aren’t loners and the blessing of friends is beyond magical.
This is who we are: strangers alone, waiting to be invited to community. We are called to belong, and I have become an inviter. It is the greatest gift I have. So many wonderful people are waiting to be invited and are so happy to say “Yes!” If I could give you anything, I’d give you the great prosperity that comes to those who invite and to those who accept the invitation to community.
We carry a painful illusion of alone, but it’s only an illusion. In truth, we have a bond. We recognize something familiar in each other. We recognize love.
We are wonderful!
Thank you for this community of love!
Excerpted from my newest book, Your Life Is Your Prayer