Thursday, July 09, 2009

McCommunity

I had a friend forward an article to me from Harvard Business Publishing. It was a blog about "The Generation M Manifesto". I read it and could hear the verse, "deep calls to deep". (Psalm 42:7) Could it be that people are finally getting tired of fast food, fast relationships and fast living?

The writer says that Generation M stands for "movement" or "...mostly about a growing number of people who are acting very differently. They are doing meaningful stuff that matters the most."

Could it be that people are tired of what the world has to offer and want something more? Something deeper? Something with purpose?

How prepared are you when you cross paths with that person looking for something more? People are begging for community. No wonder there is a myspace/facebook/twitter phenomenon. But then that's just a counterfeit of true community. It's a shadow of what they really desire.

Who remembers the small town mindset where you knew when your neighbor was hitting hard times--and you did something to help without thinking twice? Who remembers when the family rolled up their sleeves and dug in when an illness struck? Or a wayward child is called back into the fold by unconditional love of relatives and friends?

Where can so many disconnected people find that community or family structure? This is one of the reasons for church. It is not a building, but a structure of hearts that hold each other up, encourage, repair a roof, cook a meal or just meet for coffee in the afternoon. It is a place where people are "doing meaningful stuff that matters the most".

If you are starved for that human tie that binds, check out your local churches. There is one just right that will introduce you to the One who created that longing in your heart.

There is a reason for that echo in your soul, He is calling across the universe and it can shake you to your core.

Beyond all these things {put on} love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms {and} hymns {and} spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, {do} all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:14-17

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Sometimes folks within the church can feel the same disconnect... that's why we have home groups. :) Nothing's better than walking life together. :)

jridler said...

Wow Kelly this one is really good. Hit home and so true. Some blogs are better than other and this one really was good.

Carolyn said...

God calls Christians to work together by equipping them with different Spiritual Gifts and talents. What a wonderful way to live in community.