I believe we are not strong alone
I believe we need a community to gain new strength
Like a strand
A broom, not the stick
Life happening into life
The intertwining happens when we choose openness
Cause you could be around and alone
Be living right next to the hospital and still suffering from your pain
The more I live the more I see I'm more like a piece
A jigsaw piece of a puzzle picture
Say mosaic instead of the canvas frame we are made to believe we are individual are
Every paint we splash doesn't just affect our lives but also that of those around us.
Isolation is unnecessary and impossible cause there's a particular hunger community quenches in us.
No thread alone makes a beautiful embroidery
Every pixel makes a better sense in the whole picture.
There are these slides moving all around TV these days
They zoom in and ask you to guess what you are seeing
By the time they zoom out you are most definitely wrong
It's not your fault cause when we zoom in on a pixel in picture instead of a solid view of the whole picture there is definitely bound to be a misconception of the story the whole frame is trying to tell
Don't be misconceived
Don't be mistaken
Wherever you are, find the tribe that breathes in your oxygen and connect
If you look well and are still enough, you would most likely find a hole or void only you can fill.
If you ask the Aba of this tribe of the tribe's history , he will definitely tell you if honest and transparent, might word it differently but he will say "we have been waiting for you. We have prayed for God to bring you"
Sometimes I think that we get to fill a unique void, shaped for us and us alone is what fills a void in us when we collide with community.
Community is important. It's the intertwining that brings all strands un-stranded. You are filling a void, a void is filling you. Leave no empty spaces.
Go! It's a part of the purpose.
P.S. - Aba is Hebrew, Arabic and Araimic for 'Father'. It was more beautiful while writing this. Somehow it reminded me of where we came from, the patriarchs, the intertwining, a word that would resound with three cultures, yes the intertwining.