Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What Makes Community Work


When I sat on the wood floor in front of the fireplace and gazed around the circle of women gathered there, I knew I was surrounded by greatness. I knew these women carried stories that would change the world. I don’t know why I had worried there would be gaps in our conversation.

I asked one open-ended question and these women of words and of The Word and not so sure about The Word or even their own words, breathed hope and healing into all the empty spaces between us. I stretched my legs out long in front of me, leaned back on my hands, and took it all in. Just one question was all it took.

Today, I'm thrilled to have been invited over to Sheila's place. Come and join me over at Godspotting for the rest of this story. 


nance said...

i think it's the co- part of community that makes it work.