Spit out the Grit…or How to have Community
It brings me joy to see my kids peacefully playing together….be it 2 of them or all 7 of them!
How much more is it to Him when we gather together… in the chapels of our kitchens… or wherever and we just be ourselves.
it shouldn’t take grit to invite each other into our homes…. to make time holy.
To recognize the moments you are given with each other as a holy Light filled moment.
To be the kind of our self which drops the facade and says things like…”I am not doing so good…” and the others don’t see it as weakness but as strength!
Or even more difficult the kind of self which says “I have blessed someone and it made me so happy to be used”…and the others don’t see it as grit in their teeth but as encouragement to help others.
Or the most difficult to say…”I have been blessed with the most awesome …..” and the others look around the table with tears in their eyes full of joy for their friend.
We need this showing up in cozy pants and hanging out with coffee and paintbrushes.
We need this men strapped across with guitars as their daughters play tea party on the floor.
We need more gathering…more community.
We need to drop the facade..spit out the grit in our teeth….
We need to invite people into the chapels of our homes…. lighting candles and laughter.
We need to be real.