Posts Tagged ‘community’

What’s normal?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

We are astounded when relationships work – when trust deepens – when our fears are not realized. And we easily think that this is extraordinary. Actually this is normal; our joy at the miracle of trust and connectedness isn’t because they’re new, but because they’re our birthright.

It’s the element of the Holy Spirit – koinonia – community of life. Without this there would be no universe – no connection – right down to the level of the quarks and quasars. Matter is quietly getting on with being connected, networked, joined up; it’s only our determination to be isolated that stops us from joining in.