October 2018 Theme: The Interdependent Web
We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
Attributed to Chief Noah Sealth, Duwamish and Squamish, North Americ
Separateness Is An Illusion.
Mostly it is our egos that give us all the messages of separateness: I am alone, I am special, I am not worthy, I’m the best/worst, etc.
When we stay locked inside our heads, we miss the many ways we effect others or how others could effect us, for good or ill. Deciding to become part of a community, to try to create community, is the anecdote to separateness.
Community Is An Interdependent Web.
In community, we learn that we are indeed a part of the interdependent web of all existence. Our decisions to welcome the stranger, encounter our internal biases, welcome all ages, all cultures, all races, all genders — all of these steps, layer by layer, bring us into deeper community, broaden our hearts and teach us the lessons of interdependence.
If we are not willing to experiment with community, one of the most counter-cultural actions we can take in these divided and separate times, we will miss all the ways we can grow our hearts and learn courageous love.
Prairie Is Community!
Prairie is such a community, and we are filled with experimental ways to create genuine community together through worship, learning and justice work. All of these three ministries are woven together every Sunday morning. We are always tweaking and always learning.
Jump in. Become involved. Bring your children and your friends. Touch with us the web of life.
In Peace, Jann
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