combat loneliness

Intermissionary Lessons Part II - Leaving Summer Camp

Intermissionary Lessons Part II - Leaving Summer Camp

It's not unusual to feel like a better, freer version of yourself here; skipping down the street with a local friend, who has invited you to eat with her family, hopping over puddles because you have two more miles to walk and you don't want to get your shoes wet. 

There is easy togetherness that occurs in cultures that place high value on human relationships. We respond to that because humans were designed to be together, but in the US, it's like we've found ways to make that as inorganic and difficult as possible. 

No wonder people fear going "home"

Intermissionary and the Table

Intermissionary and the Table

So how do I maintain a sense of community back in the real world" my friend asked.

"You do this," I replied. "Make food, set it on a table and invite people over to eat it. While you're at it, ask a few good questions about things that matter and listen to the answer."

And don't forget to remember Him.