Ok, I’ve gone from one extreme to the other. For the last several evenings I have been socializing. I’m making up for lost community time if you will.
Last weekend Cheryl and I met a couple who were new to our city. We invited them out for coffee on Tuesday so we could get to know them better. Tuesday night was a great time. Michelle and Cooper had just purchased a house and invited back to their place to show us.
Before we knew it the time had gotten away from us and it was ¼ till ten. I am so reminded that life and community are about the other person and not us. Yet the reward of living a life focused on others is beyond verbalization.
Wednesday night was similar. Though we were not making new friends, we were connecting with old ones. Starbucks has become the pub of our culture. It’s a neutral relational space to just hang out and connect with people.
My prayer is to find a balance for all the relationships in my life so I don’t go from one extreme to the other. You know…Out of balance therefore overcompensate to achieve equilibrium. I don’t think I’ve found it yet but am confident that I will.