Community life can be so exhilarating because we feel the warmth and love of each other. We open up to each other, the walls we built around us are torn down, our masks are lifted out and we become vulnerable to each other. But then, community life too can be a terrible or difficult place to be in, because it is a place of woundedness, differences, emotions, imperfections, opinions and ideas. We are raised differently as we come from different walks of life; we think and do things differently. It is a haven of inescapable conflicts and issues, and we constantly find ourselves in the midst of them.
The grace of God overflows amongst us as we strive and realize that behind the myriad of our differences is one unifying thread that keeps us knitted together. God is in us who loves us. In the eyes of God, we are more than broken people but His very own sons and daughters. God’s wisdom has been poured out upon us through His Spirit that scrutinizes everything even the depths of our hearts. We grow in His Spirit when we acknowledge our own poverty and recognize others’ richness and we learn to see each other as God sees us. We begin to think and act in heavenly ways. We learn to listen, to care and to love.
This is wisdom from above.