Lord, we say we want others to know us, yet we spend our days building walls around our lives. We say we want to have life-altering relationships, yet we spend more time faking depth than we do investing in those close to us. We spend every waking moment convincing ourselves we can avoid pain, only to come to the end of our lives and realize we are alone.
Lord, break down these barriers. Show us the life-changing nature of true community. For you embody community in your very triune nature. Remind us that we are created in your image and can only begin to understand your love when we live in a community centered on and supported by you.
-Ben Reed, March 13, 2010