We desire. What we desire differs from others because each of us was created in the image of God to be the unique person God intended us to be. Although we may not be aware of this, I think we all desire connection with others.
I met with some friends this evening and we shared stories of how God is working in our lives. We also shared stories of family, challenges, and joy. We spoke of how so many people seem to be in a hurry these days and how annoyed we can get at those who are rude or cut us off. Yet we don’t know what each person struggles with inside since we all walk different paths in life.
We confirmed how important it is to have relationships where we can share our deep stories. By sharing these pieces of ourselves we become more connected and embrace others as family.
Kathleen Norris says, “We honor the Incarnation best by honoring God’s image in all people, and seeking to make this world into a place of welcome for the Prince of Peace.”