Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Building Community

From this Sunday's lectionary readings, Acts 4:32
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No-one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.

A friend posted the following on facebook, and I thought it was marvellous:

Ways of building community
turn off the tv
leave your house
know your neighbours
greet people
look up when you’re walking
plant flowers
use your library
play together
buy from local merchants
share what you have
honour elders
support neighbourhood schools
pick up litter
have pot lucks
garden together
read stories aloud
talk to the postman
start a tradition
ask questions
hire young people for odd jobs
organise a block party
bake extra and share
ask for help when you need it
sing together
share your skills
listen before you react to anger
mediate a conflict
seek to understand
learn from new and uncomfortable angles

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