We recognize how often we take our community and its strengths for granted. We can become so individually focused that we ignored all the gifts surrounding us. May we pause to reflect on the strengths of the communities to which we belong. May God open our eyes to all the talents and skills that exist there and learn to generously give credit to others. We pray also that we find ways to empower our community towards growth and service. We choose to end our reflection with thankfulness for God, who created the web of support built around us.
Photo by author, taken during a Sunday Worship Community service project to make blankets for a local women's shelter