Crossing the Road
by Chris on October 23rd, 2013

We become neighbors when we are willing to cross the road for one another. There is so much separation and segregation...There is a lot of road crossing to do. We are all very busy in our own circles. We have our own people to go to and our own affairs to take care of. But if we could cross the street once in a while and pay attention to what is happening on the other side, we might become neighbors.-- Henri Nouwen
Deep connection and community are in such short supply. We find out when you leave a particular orbit. You change churches (or leave altogether), you change jobs, you move to a different place and those with whom we thought we were "close" a realized to be more friends of convenience, or seasonal community. I'm as guilty as the next person, sometimes more so.

But I want those connections where I have crossed the road for another. Even more so, I want someone to "cross the road" for me. Don't you? I think it's part of what God made us for.

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