Friday, October 27, 2006

for all of us who LIVE IN COMMUNITY...which is everyone!

Tonight I had an expectation of someone and was let down. I felt anger, resentment, frustration and disappointment. Yet, tonight I realized my need to live more and more in grace. This is especially true for all of us who live in community.

Tonight I was presented with an option to vent express my anger and disappointment or listen by chosing to love, forgive and grace. I chose the latter (though it was difficult…even to the point of physically aswell as being mentally difficult).

In doing so I heard this persons story and came to an understanding of why I was let down, and I was so glad I did. Hearing this persons story made me realize that I would have done the same thing in their situation…and I would have been the person letting someone done. How easy is it to judge.

Pure love – a constant love – that is what changes the world – not rules, expectations, programs, requirements, theories, plans, good intentions even mission. Love. We must all learn more about it. For in community it is essential that love forms your worldview, your cosmology, your center, your default.

Our default is often not love, but a self based response. Love must become our default. This is embodying the Kingdom of God.